$1,000 Clifford and Siegfried Upton Scholarship – United States 2023

Written by K Fisher on July 31, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $1000 - $3000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Email: [email protected].

Columbia University is said to have one of the highest graduation percentages in the United States. Currently, the percentage of graduates has raised to a total of 97%. Yes! That is 97% of the student class that has fully graduated from their 4th year of college. This means after the 4th year of graduation that student has earned a Bachelor’s degree.

Columbia University is one of the more well-known

private institutions that is located in the state of New York. And this scholarship is primarily based on a very specific quality that not everyone will have in common.



  • For this scholarship the student simply has to be the child of the Boston-based Houghton-Mifflin Company. This means all steps, adopted, and biological children will be accepted.
  • In this case, this means that technically the child can be of any national background as well. Just as long as their family member works at the Houghton-Mifflin company.
  • Both male and female students are accepted.
  • It is considered that only first year students should apply for this scholarship option.
  • This scholarship is available to an undergraduate student.



The biggest and most important requirement is that the student must have a parent or guardian that works with the company Houghton-Mifflin which is based out of the city of Boston.

Houghton-Mifflin is a book publishing company that has gone through a few turnover’s of CEO’s but has maintained its originality by stay true to publishing.

Now the student can either have a parent, step-parent, or be adopted by an individual who works their that is their intended guardian to be considered for this scholarship option.

The other main requirement is to follow the guidelines for sending in the admissions form to Columbia University. Which involves having excellent grades, sending transcripts, showing AP classes which provide college credits, and be academically inclined.


How to Apply

The best way to apply is when the student is applying for admissions to Columbia University. Essentially this scholarship option can be tackled on or added on to their application admissions form.

The excess information they will need on their form is proof of their parent or guardian working that the specific company. This means the student will need a letter from employer verifying eligibility based on the fact that their parent or guardian does indeed work at the company.

When students apply for admissions at Columbia University they will need to follow the general instructions for filling out the admissions form.

There are a number of undergraduate offices to go to when it comes to applying for admissions, they are:

Columbia College

Columbia Engineering

Barnard College

Jewish Theological Seminary

School of General Studies

Business School Admissions

College of Dental Medicine Admissions

Columbia Climate School Admissions

Columbia Engineering Graduate Admissions

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation Admissions

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions

Jewish Theological Seminary Admissions

Law School Admissions

Mailman School of Public Health Admissions

School of International and Public Affairs Admissions

School of Journalism Admissions

School of Nursing Admissions

School of Professional Studies Admissions

School of Social Work Admissions

School of the Arts Admissions

Teachers College Admissions

Union Theological Seminary Admissions

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Admissions


Reward – Extra Benefits

This is a scholarship that has a set reward amount of an automatic $1,000 USD. But this reward can also increase as the years go by. So technically, this is an award that can become a higher reward amount as long as the student is on this scholarship.


Deadline Time Line

This scholarship can be applied to either of the 4 deadlines that are active throughout the entire year.

Fall Semester 2022 – The deadline was June 2022

Winter Semester 2023 – The deadline is November 15, 2022

Summer Semester 2023 – The deadline is March 15, 2023

Fall Semester 2023 – The deadline is June 30, 2023

Students can pick one of these semesters to send in their Columbia University application with this scholarship option together.


Open Submission Window Time Frame

The real option is based on what the student wishes to attend Columbia University. Why? Because this scholarship opportunity is attached to the official admissions enrollment period of new students. And specifically students that are the children of employees who work at Boston-based Houghton-Mifflin Company.


Annual or Renewable Scholarship Options

This is an annual scholarship option that cannot be renewed because it is a one time scholarship for students.

Here at Pick a Scholarship we offer a full range scholarship database for all students looking for varying degree levels. While we provide exact information for each scholarship application and when the deadlines/open submission windows are held. We offer a contact section on each post where the admissions of the university or the director of a private sponsor can be reached to give more information or details.

All applicants should consult the phone number if a question has not been answered. Beforehand to check the university ‘FAQs’ page to see if anything can be answered right away.

All students should check with the university website about any delays or changes to the open submission window or deadline time frame. This is the best way to see if anything needs to reviewed or changed before submitting their application.

Anyone can sign up to receive a university website newsletters to stay updated on the latest information.

Any student that is unsure about the rules and guidelines that are meant to be followed by the recipient should consult the website link provided. Anyone looking for more information that is not found on the website should contact the email address.

We also suggest that all applicants read through the information guideline page that is available through the original scholarship link. This way the individual will be able to navigate the website correctly and identify the real scholarship online application. So far there has been no mention of any delay’s for this opportunity or any cancellations.
Each foundation has their own set of guidelines that should be followed as well to maintain a scholarship for it’s full duration. Otherwise, contact the phone number to ask any other unrelated questions that are not currently answered.

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