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Denison Universitys new Denison-Columbus Alliance Scholarship is an annual $47,000 award
totaling $188,000 over four years. Each year, up to 20 high-achieving graduating seniors from high
schools in the Columbus City School system will be offered this scholarship, which covers the full
cost of tuition for all four years at Denison. It is offered in collaboration with Columbus City Schools
and its non-profit partner, I Know I Can.
Recipients of the scholarship are chosen based on their academic record,
extracurricular achievements and essays, as well as teacher and counselor

Scholarship requirements
Students graduating from a Columbus City Schools high school in the
Class of 2017 are invited to apply.
Strong preference will be given to applicants with a 3.5+ GPA or those who rank in the top 10
percent of their graduating class, having completed a rigorous academic curriculum.
Applicants must demonstrate leadership in their high school and/or community.
Denison University is a test-optional college. Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT
scores to apply for admission to Denison.

Scholarship highlights
All scholarship recipients are included in a pre-collegiate mentoring program, which takes
place between February and August of 2017.
Throughout their four-year collegiate career at Denison, all scholarship recipients experience
close mentoring with experienced Denison professors.
Recipients of the scholarship are guaranteed summer internship opportunities.
Also included is a peer mentoring program, in which trained upperclass students share insights,
knowledge and experiences with scholarship recipients.

The application process

To apply for the Denison-Columbus Alliance Scholarship, students must:
1) complete the scholarship application by October 1, 2016, and
2) apply for admission to Denison by November 1, 2016.
The scholarship application can be obtained from your high school guid-
ance counselor or from an I Know I Can College Advising Manager.
It is free to apply for admission to Denison by using the Common Applica-
tion online at
Nominations for prospective scholarship recipients also are welcome.
For further details about the application or nomination process, please
contact Jessica Yeager, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Denison, by emailing her
at or by calling 740-587-6278.

For more information

For further details about the Denison-Columbus Alliance program, please contact Chuck Sokolik,
a member of Denisons teaching faculty, by emailing him at or by
calling 740-587-6497.
Learn more about Denison online at and schedule a campus visit anytime at

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