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Scholarship Opportunities - Columbus State University

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Scholarship Opportunities

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Institutional Scholarships

Scholarship applications are due May 15th for awards the following academic year. Scholarships are awarded to begin in the following semester. Recipients are notified no later than July 20th.

Charles R. Eason Book Scholarship
Undergraduate and Graduate eligible. Must have a 3.0 GPA and maintain a 3.0 GPA to qualify and retain $500 per academic year.

Alumni Scholarship
CSU Graduates Eligible (applicants must have completed an associates, bachelors, or master's degree at Columbus State University). Applicants must be active donors to the Alumni Association. Applicants must be admitted to a degree program and have completed a minimum of three hours of study, with a 3.0 GPA. Award is $1,000 per academic year.

Roy Tanner Scholarship
The recipient must be an adult re-entry student, according to the university's definition of adult re-entry (a student returning to college five or more years after graduation from high school). The recipient need not be in the adult re-entry program. Applicants must have completed the equivalent of 30 semester hours of college study, with at least the equivalent of nine hours completed at Columbus State University. Award is $800 per academic year.

AFLAC Teacher Education Scholarship (PDF)
The AFLAC Teacher Education Scholarship will award $2,500 per year to support educational expenses associated with enrollment in a teacher education undergraduate or graduate program offered by the CSU College of Education and Health Professions.

Kinetic Federal Credit Union/L.B. Hickson Memorial Scholarship (PDF)
This scholarship was established by Muscogee Education Association (MEA) Federal Credit Union to assist their members by providing scholarships for school teachers who desire to pursue additional coursework beyond the baccalaureate degree in the field of education at Columbus State University. Award amounts vary from year to year.

Mildred H. Hollinshead Memorial Scholarship (PDF)
Awards funds each year to an undergraduate or graduate student to support educational expenses associated with enrollment in a Teacher Education Initial Certification Program offered by the CSU College of Education and Health Professions. The amount of the scholarship award(s) will be determined annually based on the availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants. Priority will be given to African-American female students age 25 or older.

Richard L. Duncan and Frances M. Duncan Scholarship Endowment for the Physically Disabled (PDF)
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who has a physical disability documented by the ADA Office and who is majoring in a Teacher Education Program at Columbus State University.

Witt Family Scholarship (PDF)
Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing education degrees. Priority will be given to freshmen and upper classmen who maintain a 3.0 GPA. The award will cover educational expenses up to the cost of tuition and fees.

For more information on the above scholarships, call 706-565-1433.

Rose Gutman Nursing Scholarship (PDF)
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for Columbus State University students admitted in the School of Nursing as a full-time FNP student. Funds may be used to cover expenses such as tuition, books, and other items necessary for a student's success and progression in the program.

For questions related to this scholarship, please contact the School of Nursing at 706-507-8560 or

Judge John S. Averill Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in the MBA program with a minimum GPA of 3.3.

Linda U. Hadley Scholarship Endowment
Awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a course of study in the D. Abbot Turner College of Business.

TSYS School of Computer Science Scholarship
The TSYS School of Computer Science at Columbus state University Offers two scholarships each year to graduate students applying for admission to the Master's program in Applied Computer Science or Cybersecurity Management. The award is $2,500 per semester for a maximum of two semesters. Award notification will be announced at the end of June.

For more scholarship information in the Turner College of Business, contact Deirdre Tilley at 706-507-8158 or email:

Bill Chappell Memorial Scholarship
Purpose: To assist MPA students with tuition and books.
For more information, contact

Columbus Water Works Environmental Sciences Scholarship
Purpose: To provide summer stipends/research funding for environmental sciences students. Awarded annually each Spring semester.

Carlton M. and Constance Johnson Scholarship Fund
Purpose: For full-time students at Columbus State University interested in the environment, whether working and studying in the field or writing about environmental issues. Funds may be used to cover tuition, fees, textbooks, room and board and other reasonable costs associated with obtaining a degree. Awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Prem and Neelam Virmani Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in the College of Letters and Sciences at Columbus State University. Funds may be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board and other reasonable costs associated with obtaining a degree.

For more information on these scholarships, contact the College of Letters and Sciences at 706-568-2056.

George E. Mitchell Scholarship
One academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Campus Representative: Dr. Eric Spears,

The Rhodes Scholarship
Students pursuing a graduate degree in Oxford - Includes all educational costs plus a living stipend. Disciplines: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Science, and Social Science.
Campus Representative: Dr. Eric Spears,

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Seeks students wanting to get a master's degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs. Must be a US Citizen of Junior Standing

More information on Honors College National Scholarships

Healthcare Scholarships

The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator, students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program, and those enrolled in an accelerated nursing program. Nursing Scholarship Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31.

Please note that all applicants must already be enrolled (not just accepted) at an AACN member institution. To check if your school is a member, see AACN Members.

This $5,000 scholarship is offered twice a year to aspiring medical professionals in their quest to help people overcome their medical issues. Being in a medical field takes a lot of time, dedication, and education, which can come at a large cost, and BodyLogicMD would like to help relieve that stress by providing students with this scholarship opportunity to achieve their goals.

CastleBranch-GNSA-Scholarship (Provided by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing)

This scholarship recognizes the outstanding work of graduate nursing students who are advancing the nursing profession through a commitment to innovation, leadership, and/or mentoring. Award: $2,500 each semester.

March of Dimes Dr. Margaret C. Freda Graduate Nursing Scholarship

This award is intended to recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies. The March of Dimes offers several $4,000 scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in a graduate program of maternal-child nursing.

If you feel you have found your calling in terms of becoming a nurse, you must be ready and prepared to go through quite a lot of education. However, studying isn’t cheap and many people worry that they will never be able to afford their full degree, or even MSN Degrees. If you are ready to begin on your journey towards becoming a nurse, the first step you will have to take if you truly wish to change the lives of others for the better is to take a look at the scholarships that are available to you. It is important to understand that these are the 10 best national scholarships. There are many others available, some designed specifically for certain states. Hence, do take some time to do your research into what is available to you.

While numerous initiatives have helped increase the numbers of women in traditionally male professions, men have not been encouraged to pursue caregiving careers like nursing. With a critical nationwide nursing shortage occurring in the U.S., male nurses can help fill the gap. To this end, we’ve compiled a list of nursing scholarships open to men. Women can also apply to many on the list, but some extend only to men.

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) seeks funding to support NP graduate students as well as NP clinicians through scholarship and award programs for research, advances in clinical practice, and patient education. Encouraging research and innovation in NP practice, in addition to helping NP graduate students attain their degrees, are key focal points of the NPHF.

Minority Scholarships

College Scholarships for Black Students

Undergraduate and Graduate Financial Aid, Resources and Support

American Indian Graduate Center offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate students including MA, MS, PhD, STEM, Medical, Law, MBA, and other professional degrees.

Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association® is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the Black community. The NBMBAA® Graduate Scholarship Program awards tuition assistance to students who demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional leadership potential, and are actively involved in their local communities through service to others.

NAHN are awarded annually to active NAHN members enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs. Scholarship recipients are a select group of Hispanic nursing students who demonstrate promise of professional contributions to the nursing profession and who have the potential to act as role models for other aspiring nursing students.

More and more women all over the world are seeking graduate degrees to enter into professional careers. When coupled with life's challenges, such as balancing work and family, furthering a career in a struggling economy or entering into professions traditionally dominated by men, finding a way to pay for these added years of schooling can be difficult. Fortunately there are a number of organizations and corporate foundations that provide grants and scholarships aimed directly at women.

Graduate Scholarships for Women

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Great College Deals has created a comprehensive list of 50 great scholarships for master's degrees to make reaching your full professional potential easier.

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Go straight to the scholarships that interest you and begin the application process. Every scholarship in our database is easy and simple to view, just by clicking. Narrow your search through our site to quickly find the opportunities you want. Please note that the selections become more unique as you search further, and the selections are located at the top of the left menu for easy browsing.

College Scholarships for Graduate Students

GoGrad scholarship guides that offer a variety of general scholarship information including hundreds of scholarships, fellowships, grants, key information to include when to apply for funding, and a variety of resources for women, military veterans, MBA students, and others.

At Grad School Hub you will find 50 great scholarships for online graduate students. Some of these scholarships can only be used for certain universities, while others are aimed at specific populations.

Phi Kappa Phi awards nearly $1 million each year to students, Phi Kappa Phi members, chapters and institutions. Graduate students may be eligible for four of the Society's award programs:

  • Dissertation Fellowships support members in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study.
  • Fellowships are available for members entering the first year of graduate or professional study.
  • Literacy Grants are available for members and chapters championing literacy initiatives.
  • Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for members.

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed, within their disciplines. The scholarships are open to every discipline and are awarded three time per year: December, April, and August. The value of the scholarships are remitted through editorial assistance as follows: Doctoral candidates: $2,500; Master's candidates: $750. All currently enrolled master's and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of their employment.

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