Meet the Scholarship Recipients

collage of past winners

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.

Our third cohort of 22 students joined Columbia from 13 countries and attended 13 different Columbia schools. Click on their individual profiles below to learn more about their incredible journeys. To date, the Scholarship has now supported more than 50 students from 25 countries, who have attended 16 schools.

The 2022 Cohort

Schools Hosting Students
  • Barnard College
  • Columbia Business School
  • 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
  • Abkhazia
  • Afghanistan
  • China
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Rwanda
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine