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Scholarships - Columbus State University

Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Administration


The Mario R. Mion Political Science Honors Scholarship

The Mario R. Mion Political Science Honor Scholarship was established in 2006. This scholarship was named for Dr. Mario Mion, who taught at Columbus State University for 30 years. Dr. Mion was born in Italy, but his family fled their homeland to avoid persecution from Mussolini's Fascists. First going to the Netherlands, the family was once more forced to leave by that government. The Mion family came to America, where young Mario was drafted into the U.S. Army. He used this opportunity to learn the English language, then continued his education and finally earned his doctoral degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Mion served as department head of the Political Science Department for five years, and retired in 2006. He was named a Professor Emeritus in 2007.

Eligibility: Awarded to a student majoring in Political Science with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has obtained at least 90 semester hours college/university credit of which at least 45 semester hours has been earned from Columbus State University.

Awards: Varies

Deadline/Renewable: Presented in Spring

Contact: Patty Chappel, Part-Time Administrative Assistant - 706-507-8441

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Please visit The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation website for eligibility requirements and complete details.

Claude Allen Shumate Jr. & Claude Allen Shumate III Memorial Scholarship

For details please visit the Financial Aid Scholarships page.

Kennan, Parker, Duncan, & Key Scholarship

Eligibility: Annually given to a junior or senior with above-average GPA and a strong record of school and/or community service.

Awards: Educational expenses up to the cost of tuition and fees.

Deadline/Renewable: January 31 / Yes

Contact: Financial Aid Office 706-507-8800

Walter and Sally Lunsford Scholarship

For details please visit the Financial Aid Scholarships page.

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