By Carla Zanoni
UPPER MANHATTAN — Columbia University announced a scholarship for juniors and seniors living in Washington Heights to study at the Ivy League school.
The Columbia Dyckman Institute scholarship helps those who may not otherwise be able to afford the full cost of attending Columbia University as undergrads.
Last year, 21 undergraduate students from the area received more than $680,000 in need-based scholarships from the school through the Dyckman Institute, which grew from the Hamilton Free School, created in 1818 by Alexander Hamilton’s widow Eliza.
Before the Free School closed in 1943, its assets were were given to Columbia to establish a scholarship fund and to support academic research.
Residents who are accepted to the school are automatically considered for the scholarship, but interested students are asked to call the admissions office for more information at 212-854-2522.