Meet the 2021 Cohort

Meet the 2021 Scholarship Recipients
The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students - Columbia's first-ever University-wide scholarship, and the world's first scholarship of its kind - supports displaced students from anywhere in the world by offering them full scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees across Columbia’s 19 schools and affiliates. 
We are pleased to announce our second cohort of 15 students, who join Columbia from 11 countries and will attend 10 different Columbia schools. Click on their individual profiles below to learn more about their incredible journeys.
Across its first two cohorts, the Scholarship has now supported 33 students from 19 countries attending 14 schools.
(Note: a number of scholarship students wished to remain anonymous due to their sensitive statuses and so are not profiled below.)
Schools Hosting Students
  • Barnard College
  • Columbia Climate School
  • Columbia College
  • Columbia Law School
  • Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduate School of Journalism
  • Mailman School of Public Health
  • School of General Studies
  • School of International and Public Affairs
  • School of Professional Studies
  • School of Social Work
  • School of the Arts
  • Teachers College
Countries of Origin
  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • China
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Liberia
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Rwanda
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • Venezuela