Our Mission

Help impoverished children go to college by providing mentoring from the fifth grade and supplemental college funding upon graduation from high school.


How Does It Work?

Bright fifth graders from impoverished, single parent families are selected with the help of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mentors are provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters to mentor them from the fifth grade through college. Funds are set aside in a Columbus Scholars Fund at the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc. to provide supplemental funding to help meet their college needs.

Using existing groups and resources, Columbus Scholars does not have an administrative staff. Mandatory monthly enrichment sessions provide additional education and other cultural opportunities. A mandatory summer program teaches additional skills.

Where Mentoring Meets Hope

Americans believe fundamentally in opportunity, and that each of our nation’s children should achieve to the highest limits of his or her character and intellect. This is true from shore to shore, from North to South. It is true in Columbus.