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The BAC works with the Columbia College Fund to raise money for current-use and summer study scholarships for the Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund (BASF).

Current-Use Scholarships: These scholarships reduce the burden on very capable undergraduate CC/SEAS students that otherwise might not be able to afford a Columbia education. The goal for this year is to raise enough money for five $10,000 current-use scholarships.

Summer Study Scholarships: These scholarships are for students who will be working for a non-profit or unpaid internship between academic years. The aim this year is to provide two students with $3,500 in aid for summer living expenses.

During our five-year campaign, we committed to raise $200,000, just $30,000 per year over the course of the campaign that concludes on December 31, 2013. With four successful years behind us, we are on track to reach our challenge goal.

The $200,000 in matching funds will be used to establish an endowed scholarship in the BAC’s name. The revenue from that fund, along with the dollars we raise each year, will provide financial aid  in perpetuity to a greater number of students eligible for the BAC’s support.


To give a gift online, please visit: Giving to Columbia

– Enter School or Division: Columbia College (CC)
– Designation: Unrestricted College Fund

Please be sure to direct your gift to the following account in the “Special Instructions” field: Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund – 17126

Or contact Nancy Wong, our Fund representative, at 212-851-7824 or nw2253@columbia.edu to set up your contribution

Columbia Alumni Center
Attn: Nancy Wong
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025.

Thank you for supporting current and future black alumni!


Learn more about our featured Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund Recipient

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Victor Frederick Campbell II

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Class of 2015

Victor is a third-year Electrical Engineering major who initially entered Columbia College with interests in architecture. Though his love of architecture remains, he successfully transferred to SEAS following sophomore year to pursue additional academic pursuits. With home in Maryland and high school in Washington, D.C.,

Victor wanted to experience something new during college. Columbia and New York City fulfilled his architectural appetites and kept him close enough for homecooking. He describes falling in love with the Columbia campus during a high-school visit. The interesting mix of architecture, people and curricula made the choice easy. His favorite non-academic activities are IEEE (pronounced I-triple E), the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, where he has found welcoming students and inspiring networking opportunities; and, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club, which offers greatly needed relaxation and physical challenge.

Victor is enjoying his time at Columbia and is determined to make the most out of all the experiences and individuals within reach.