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General Undergraduate Scholarships

Awards: Varies
Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
Renewable: Varies
Contact: Financial Aid Office at 706-507-8800
General Undergraduate Scholarship Application

  • Claude Allen Shumate Jr. & Claude Allen Shumate III Memorial Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at CSU and must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Cougar Village Apartments Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Preference given to CSU students residing at The Lowell Apartments (formerly Cougar Village Apartments) in Columbus, GA and who demonstrate financial need.
  • Mae Johnson Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to a student whose academic credentials and leadership skills are worthy of recognition. Preference will be given to children of domestic employees.
  • Ralph H. & Annie G. Owen Curry Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students who are not Columbus State University employees or family members of CSU employees. Enrolled as a full-time student and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and have demonstrated financial need.
    • Awards: Educational expenses up to cost of tuition and fees for a maximum of two semesters.
  • The Annie and Emmitt Scott Leadership Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student at CSU. Recipients must exhibit potential to become strong leaders in the community. Preference will be given to applicants from Manchester (Georgia) High School.
  • The Judye S. & Morton A. Harris Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students who are HOPE eligible and high school graduates of the Muscogee County School District in Columbus, GA with first priority going to graduates of Columbus High School. Recipients must enroll as full-time students at Columbus State University and must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • The M. Troy and Gloria S. Woods Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students who are enrolled full-time at CSU and must show evidence of ability to succeed academically. First priority will be given to residents of Stewart County (GA).
  • The Polly C. Miller Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Eligibility: Please check back later for eligibility requirements, or contact Financial Aid.
  • Walter and Sally Lunsford Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Recipients must be of good character, must demonstrate academic potential and financial need. Preference will be given to single working mothers attending CSU at least half-time.

The Melissa D. White-Coleman Academic & Service Scholarship Details

Graduate Scholarships

Department Scholarships

Art

Athletics

Application Deadline: July 1
Awards: Varies/Educational expenses up to cost of tuition and fees.
Renewable: Varies
Contact: Athletic Department 706-568-2204

  • Columbus State University Fifth Year Senior Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to student athletes who have completed their athletic eligibility and are within one year of obtaining their baccalaureate degree.
  • CSU Athletic Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students with demonstrated talent in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, softball and tennis. Recipients must be enrolled full time.
  • Elwood Moyer Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Students with demonstrated financial need and athletic ability.
    • Awards: Educational expenses up to $1,000 per year.
  • Henson Family Soccer Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to a CSU women's soccer player with a 2.5 GPA or higher who demonstrates dedication to the classroom and is earning a degree from Columbus State University.
  • Jack B. Key, Sr. Golf Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to a CSU golfer with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Jonathan Swift Tennis Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to a CSU tennis player with a 3.0 gpa or higher.
  • Lenora Jordan Garrard Tennis Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to a CSU tennis player with a a 3.0 GPA.
  • Ruth O. Andrae Scholarship Fund
    • Eligibility: Awarded to a CSU's women's basketball player who demonstrates talent in the area of athletic competition and who is actively involved in the community.
  • The "PUD" Greene Athletic Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to student athletes who display exceptional talents in the area of athletics.
  • The Alvin "PIG" Davis/Cal Carter Athletic Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to a person who displays exceptional talent in the area of athletic competition and excel in their academic studies.
  • The George P. Swift Jr. Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to a CSU golfer who demonstrates dedication in the classroom while earning a degree from Columbus State University.
  • Walden Athletic Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to a student with outstanding athletic abilities.
  • Wilcox-Lumpkin Foundation Athletic Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Attendance at CSU for one full year with a minimum gpa of 3.0. Must display exceptional talents in the area of athletics.

Hughston Athletic Training Fellowship

  • Eligibility: Graduate students with NATA certification enrolled in the master's degree program in health and physical education, with a gpa of 2.75.
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Contact: Department of Kinesiology - 706-507-8097

Rebecca "Granny" Davis Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Students should be a member of the Columbus State University's Cheerleading Team. The award will go to the student(s) who has exhibited leadership, shown willingness to work hard, contributed the most to the team, and represented the model of a CSU cheerleader during the past year.
  • Contact: Cheerleading Coach

Biology

Business

Awards: Varies
Application Deadline: Varies
Renewable: Varies
Contact: Ms. Danielle Navarrete at 706-507-8151 or navarrete_danielle@columbusstate.edu
Turner College of Business Scholarships Application

  • Billy and Olivia Blanchard Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to qualified students with minimum GPA of 3.0, preference may be given to students enrolled in a business or a computer science program with a cybersecurity emphasis. Within this group, preference may be given to current employees of Columbus Bank and Trust Company and their immediate family members.
    • Deadline: May 15
  • Howell Hollis Memorial Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and academically qualified students with minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need as verified by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Jay & Kelly Alexander Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and academically qualified students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with a preference to family members of Alexander Electric employees.
  • Judge John S. Averill Memorial Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to MBA students with a minimum GPA of 3.3.
    • Award: $2,000 max per student
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Kevin David Knopf Memorial Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to eligible accounting degree students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, within this group, preference may be given to students residents of the Chattahoochee Valley region (AL & GA).
  • Linda U. Hadley Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a course of study in the D. Abbott Turner College of Business.
  • National Association Purchasing Managers Chattahoochee Valley Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to qualified students with minimum GPA of 2.5 and must be a resident of the Chattahoochee Valley
    • Award: Educational expenses
    • Deadline: July 1
    • Renewable: No
  • Regina Jankiewicz Memorial Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to juniors and seniors who have completed at least one year of study in the College of Business and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Students must be enrolled full time.
  • Richard Holmes' Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 with a preference to students who are active CSU chapter members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
  • Sam L. Weil and Jeanne Weil Scholarship Endowment
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented students pursuing a course of study at Columbus State University's D. Abbott Turner College of Business.
  • Starks Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and academically qualified students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with a preference to student concentrating in Entrepreneurship or Human Resource Management.
  • W.L. Amos, Sr. Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students in a business major, with at least half of their current course hours earned from CSU. Qualified students most also be involved in civic/international activities and/or working. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
    • Award: $1,000 max per student per year
    • Deadline: April 1
    • Renewable: No

Chemistry

Computer Science

Contact: TSYS School of Computer Science at 706-507-8170 or cs@columbusstate.edu

  • TSYS School of Computer Science Academic Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Have a 3.0 overall GPA with no grade below "B" in Computer Science/Information Technology classes. Must have taken CPSC 1301, CPSC 1302, and CPSC 2108, with at least two 'A's and one 'B', (1301L, 'B' or better, if required).
    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: May 15
    • Renewable: Yes
  • TSYS School of Computer Science Freshman Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Offered to select qualified entering full-time freshmen who are becoming Columbus State University (CSU) students (having fewer than 30 semester hours earned or equivalent). Eligible students must have a minimum SAT score of 1200 (critical reading & mathematics) or a minimum ACT score of 27 (composite) and a high school GPA of at least 3.5. Students transferring from another institution must have a transfer GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Award: $1000.00 academic year ($500.00 for Fall & Spring semesters)
    • Deadline: May 1
    • Renewable: No

Education

English

Health Science

History

Military Science

Music

Awards: Varies/Educational expenses up to full tuition, fees, housing and food allowances
Application Deadline: March 31
Renewable: Varies
Contact: Schwob School of Music 706-649-7225

  • Alma Taliaferro McGee Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students majoring in music, with a concentration in piano. Student must be enrolled as a full-time music major.
  • Bert S. and Mary Eleanor Harp Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students majoring in music who have achieved recognition of excellence in music.
  • Columbus Junior Women's Club Fine Arts Endowment
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and academically qualified students majoring in the areas of art, music and theatre.
  • Dr. E. Stephen Purdom Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to qualified students enrolled as a full-time music major who have achieved recognition of excellence in music.
  • Dwight Curtis Floyd Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students engaged in the study of music and enrolled as a full-time music major.
  • George H. Brawner, Sr. Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and worthy students majoring in music with preference given to students participating in jazz band and guitar and enrolled as a full-time music major.
  • Gerald Benjamin Saunders and Charlotte Alexander Saunders Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and academically qualified students enrolled as full-time music majors.
  • Greenblatt Family Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and academically qualified students majoring in music.
  • Helen Roberts Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and academically qualified students enrolled as a full-time music major.
  • Jill Howard Music Educational Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded ti students majoring in music with preference given to students of voice. Student must be enrolled as a full-time music major.
  • Ken and Melinda Goldman Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students majoring in music who have achieved recognition of excellence in music.
  • L. Rexford Whiddon Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and academically qualified students enrolled as full-time music majors.
  • Lenora Jordan Garrard Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students majoring in music who have achieved recognition of excellence in music.
  • Lloyd and Effie Bowers Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students majoring in music who have achieved recognition of excellence in music.
  • Martha S. Turner Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and academically superior students enrolled as full-time music majors.
  • Maud Flournoy Dixon Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to students majoring in music with a specialty in piano and enrolled as a full-time music major.
  • Patrons of Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Students majoring in music.
  • Presser Foundation Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to a rising senior majoring in music.
  • Ruth S. Schwob Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Talented and academically qualified students enrolled as full-time music and music education.
  • Simon Schwob Foundation Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Talented and academically qualified students enrolled full-time majoring in music and music education.
  • The Georgia Mae Hopkins Piano Scholarship Endowment
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and academically qualified students enrolled as full-time music majors with a concentration in piano.
  • The Otis and Sandy Scarborough Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Recipients must be enrolled as a full-time music major with first priority given to students majoring in piano.
  • Virginia Lee and Katie Cook Memorial Music Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Full-time students majoring in music or music education.
  • Woodruff Award Competition

Nursing

Contact: The School of Nursing 706-507-8560 or bsn@columbusstate.edu
School of Nursing Scholarships

  • Al and Bettye Caproni Memorial Scholarship
  • Astrid Hiie Baker Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • Chhokar Nursing Scholarship Endowment
  • CSU ADP Scholarship
  • Deanna Robinson Memorial Scholarship
  • Elizabeth T. Corn Nursing Scholarship Endowment
  • Jac Rothschild Nursing Scholarship
  • Jane T. McEwen Christophil Memorial Fund
  • Janice White Hudson Nursing Scholarship Endowment
  • Jean Hartin Nursing Scholarship Endowment
  • Jean MacArthur Memorial Award
  • Katherine P. Hazouri Memorial Award
  • Kenneth Nance Nursing Scholarship
  • Louise B. and F. L. Griffin Nursing Scholarships
  • Lucy Quillian Page Nursing Scholarship
  • Melanie K. Money Scholarship
  • Melinda and Ken Goldman Endowed Nursing Scholarships
  • Rose Gutman Nursing Scholarship Memorial
  • Sarah Angermuller Scholarship

Political Science

Theatre

Awards: Varies/Educational expenses up to full tuition, fees, housing and food allowances
Application Deadline: April 1
Renewable: Yes
Contact: Department of Theatre and Dance 706-507-8400

  • Columbus Junior Women's Club Fine Arts Endowment
    • Eligibility: Awarded to talented and academically qualified theatre major students.
    • Awards: Educational expenses
  • Department of Theatre and Dance Scholarships
    • Eligibility: Awarded to theatre majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Awards: Amount awarded up to $1,200 for one year.
  • Emily Woodruff Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to top academic theatre majors who are classified as sophomores or above.
    • Awards: Covers tuition and fees for one year.
  • Theatre Education Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Awarded to an outstanding full-time Theatre Education major classified as sophomore or above.
    • Awards: The maximum amount awarded is $1,500 per academic year.

Honors Scholarships

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