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Scholarships

COLS General Scholarships

COLS Summer Scholarship Purpose

Juniors/Seniors – summer classes

For College of Letters and Sciences' students with financial need entering their junior or senior year at CSU who plan to take at least one summer course.

Funds may be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board and other reasonable costs associated with obtaining a degree.

Award Amount

$1,000, to help cover the cost of tuition and fees for one course during the upcoming summer term.

Semester Awarded

Summer

Eligibility Requirements

Students who meet the following criteria will be contacted in January with application instructions:

  • COLS major
  • Overall GPA 2.5-2.99
  • Completed at least 60 credit hours
  • Completed FAFSA by March 13
  • EFC ≤$8,000
  • Meeting Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines
  • Enrolled in at least one summer course

Submit the online application (including a 250-word statement of need) between Oct 1 and Feb 15.

Students may only receive this scholarship one time

Contact Info

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056


APPLICATION FORM

The Hart Family Scholarship Purpose

Undergraduates – any COLS major

For full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the College of Letters and Sciences at CSU.

Funds may be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board and other reasonable costs associated with obtaining a degree.

Award Amount

$2,500 for one year ($1,250/ semester); 2 students awarded per year; awardees may re-apply each year.

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit the online application (including a 250-word statement of need) between Oct 1 and Feb 15.
  • Be accepted as a regularly admitted, full-time student to Columbus State University.
  • Be an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in a discipline in the College of Letters and Sciences.
  • Exhibit a financial need, as determined by CSU's Office of Financial Aid, based on information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5

Preference will be given to students with an immediate family member who works for Mountville Mills.

Contact Info

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056


APPLICATION FORM

Terracon Foundation Scholarship Purpose

STEM undergraduates – Biology, Chemistry, ESS, Math

For undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) field at Columbus State University.

Funds may be used to cover tuition, textbooks, travel to scientific conferences, room and board and other reasonable costs associated with obtaining a degree.

Award Amount

$950 for one year ($425 disbursed in fall and $425 in spring)

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit the online application (including a 250-word statement of need) between Oct 1 and Feb 15.
  • Be accepted as a regularly admitted student to Columbus State University.
  • Be an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) field.
  • Exhibit a financial need, as determined by CSU's Office of Financial Aid, based on information provided on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Demonstrate some level of campus and/or community involvement.

Preference will be given to students in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

Contact Info

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056


APPLICATION FORM

James Madison Rutledge III Scholarship Purpose

Natural sciences undergraduates – Biology, Chemistry, ESS

For undergraduate students at Columbus State University pursuing a degree in the natural sciences.

Funds may be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board and other reasonable costs associated with obtaining a degree.

Award Amount

$1,850 for one year ($925/semester); 2 students awarded per year; awardees may re-apply each year

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit the online application (including a 250-word statement of need) between Oct 1 and Feb 15.
  • Be accepted as a regularly admitted student to Columbus State University and be in good academic standing.
  • Be an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, physics, space science, and secondary science education).
  • Exhibit a financial need, as determined by CSU's Office of Financial Aid, based on information provided on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

Preference will be given to students from Jordan High School who display academic promise and financial need.

Contact Info

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056


APPLICATION FORM

Carlton M. & Constance Johnson Scholarship Purpose

Undergraduates/Graduates – Biology, Chemistry, ESS, English, Geography

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.

Award Amount

$600 for one year

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit the online application (including a 200-word written statement) between Oct 1 and Feb 15.
  • Be accepted as a regularly admitted full-time student to Columbus State University, in any major.
  • Demonstrate academic and leadership potential:
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
    • Upload a short letter of support (from a professor, pastor, employer, mentor, etc.) that addresses your leadership potential (1 page maximum).

Preference will be given to students who are interested in environmental science.

Contact Info

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056


APPLICATION FORM

Terry Irvin Book Scholarship Purpose

Learning Support students (females)

To provide financial support for non-traditional students (adult learners, age 23 or older) across all disciplines at Columbus State University who require learning support courses in one area (math or English).

Funds are to be used for book expenses.

Award Amount

$200 for one semester

Semester Awarded

Fall, Spring, Summer

Eligibility Requirements

Students must:

  • Have successfully completed at least 9 credit hours.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
  • Submit the online application (including a 150-word statement of need) by Nov 1 for spring semester, May 15 for summer semester, Apr 1 for fall semester.

Preference will be given to female students.

Contact Info

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056


APPLICATION FORM

Georgia Power Foundation Scholarship Purpose

STEM undergraduates – Biology, Chemistry, ESS, Math

For full-time undergraduate students majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) field or in a program within the Turner College of Business at Columbus State University.

Funds may be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board and other reasonable costs associated with obtaining a degree.

Award Amount

$500 each to two students, one from the College of Letters and Sciences and one from the Turner College of Business (fall semester).

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit the online application (including a 250-word statement of need) between Oct 1 and Feb 15.
  • Be accepted as a regularly admitted student to Columbus State University.
  • Be an undergraduate student majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) field or in a program within the Turner College of Business.
  • Exhibit a financial need, as determined by CSU's Office of Financial Aid, based on information provided on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

Preference will be given to students who have matriculated from Columbus Technical College.

Contact Info

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056


APPLICATION FORM

The Prem and Neelam Virmani Scholarship Purpose

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in the College of Letters and Sciences

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.

Award Amount

$1,000 for one year ($500/semester)

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit the online application (including a 250-word statement of need) between Oct 1 and Feb 15.
  • Be accepted as a regularly admitted, full-time student to Columbus State University.
  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in a discipline in the College of Letters and Sciences (*see list of relevant disciplines below).
  • Exhibit a financial need, as determined by CSU's Office of Financial Aid, based on information provided on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

Contact Info

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056


APPLICATION FORM


Department- and Program-Specific Scholarships

Department

UTeach program

Purpose

UTeach juniors/seniors

Application Deadline

Visit UTeach Scholarships & Financial Support 

Award Amount

Up to $1,500 for one year

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time student at CSU.
  • Successful completion of Step 1 course (UTCH 1201).
  • Currently enrolled in a UTeach course beyond Step 1.
  • GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Active member of the student group WeTeach.
  • Submit letter of recommendation from a person who can address the applicant's work ethic and academic endeavors.

Contact Info

Dr. Kim Shaw:
shaw_kimberly@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8344


APPLICATION FORM (Word)

Department

UTeach program

Purpose

UTeach students

Application Deadline

April

Award Amount

Up to $1,250 for one year

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • TBA
  • GPA 3.0 minimum.

Contact Info

Dr. Kim Shaw:
shaw_kimberly@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8344

Department

Biology

Biology Scholarships

Purpose

Biology sophomores, juniors, seniors

Application Deadline

June

Award Amount

$1,000 for one year (may reapply each year)

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduates who are pursuing a biology degree and exhibit financial need.
  • GPA 2.5 minimum.
  • Completed application form.
  • Written statement (250 words).

Contact Info

Mrs. Ely Klar:
klar_elizabeth@columbusstate.edu;
706-568-2059


APPLICATION FORM (Word)

Department

Biology

Purpose

Biology juniors/seniors

Application Deadline

June

Award Amount

$1,000 for one year (may reapply each year)

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time Undergraduates (junior or senior) who are pursuing a biology degree and exhibit financial need.
  • GPA 3.0 minimum.
  • Completed application form.
  • Written statement (250 words).

Contact Info

Mrs. Ely Klar:
klar_elizabeth@columbusstate.edu;
706-568-2059

APPLICATION FORM (Word)

Department

Chemistry

Purpose

Science undergrads, with preference to chemistry majors

Application Deadline

June

Award Amount

$2,000 (may reapply each year)

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • GPA 2.5 minimum.
  • Written essay (250 words).
  • On-campus interview.

Contact Info

Dr. Floyd Jackson:
jackson_floyd@columbusstate.edu;
706-569-3031

Department

Earth & Space Sciences

Purpose

Environmental science sophomores or higher

Application Deadline

April 5th (Spring)

Nov. 29th (Fall)

Award Amount

Up to $2,500 for one year

Semester Awarded

Spring

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time student.
  • Sophomore or higher status; pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Science or related area, or M.S. in Natural Sciences Environmental Sciences Concentration.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Contact Info

Dr. Scott Gunter:
gunter_william@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8094

Department

Earth & Space Sciences

Purpose

Earth & Space Science sophomores, juniors, seniors

Application Deadline

TBA

Award Amount

Up to $750 for one year

Semester Awarded

Spring

Eligibility Requirements

TBA

Contact Info

Dr. Clint Barineau:
barineau_clinton@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8092

Department

English

English Scholarships

Purpose

English freshman

Application Deadline

April 19th

Award Amount

$1,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 years (+$1,000 travel grant)

Semester Awarded

Fall

  • Be an incoming student at CSU.
  • Declare a major in English.
  • Sign a letter of intent to meet all requirements of the scholarship.
  • Completed application form.

For scholarship renewal:

  • Maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Continue to pursue a degree in English.
  • Enroll in a seminar or directed study course on Faulkner with CSU faculty member by or during third year of study.
  • Attend Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference in Oxford by or during the third year of study.

Contact Info

Dr. Patrick Jackson:
Jackson_patrick5@columbusstate.edu; 706-565-1206


APPLICATION FORM (Word)

Department

English

Purpose

English majors (for academic & conference travel)

Application Deadline

February (spring award); October (fall award)

Award Amount

$300 for one semester

Semester Awarded

Spring and Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed application form.
  • Letter outlining the purpose and value of your travel.

Contact Info

Dr. Kyongseon Jeon:
jeon_kyongseon@columbusstate.edu;
706-565-1207


APPLICATION FORM

Department

English

Purpose

English majors who are studying abroad (to purchase books)

Application Deadline

February (spring award); October (fall award)

Award Amount

$250 for one semester

Semester Awarded

Spring and Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed application form.
  • Letter outlining the purpose and value of your study abroad program.

Contact Info

Dr. Kyongseon Jeon:
jeon_kyongseon@columbusstate.edu;
706-565-1207


APPLICATION FORM (Word)

Department

History & Geography

History Scholarships

Purpose

History undergraduates

Application Deadline

April 1

Award Amount

$500 per year (may be renewable for 3 years, provided the student continues in the discipline of History and maintains a 3.0 cumulative average and a 3.3 average in history)

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

  • Incoming freshman majoring in History.
  • Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, skills and interest in history, the potential to contribute to the collegiate environment, and financial need.
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school history teacher (or someone who is familiar with your work).
  • Essay (200 words) explaining your commitment to the study of history at CSU.

Contact Info

Dr. Ryan Lynch:
lynch_ryan1@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8397

Department

Modern & Classical Languages

Modern & Classical Language Scholarships

Purpose

Students studying a foreign language

Application Deadline

February 28th

Award Amount

$500 for one year, to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, and/or books for one foreign language class.

Semester Awarded

Fall

Eligibility Requirements

Submit a completed application form, which will include:

  • GPA to determine academic potential.
  • EFC report to determine financial need.
  • Letter of Recommendation from a CSU faculty member to determine actual performance in classroom and laboratory settings.
  • Resume/CV to determine campus and/or community involvement.
  • Brief statement (not to exceed 500 words) that expresses the importance and value of language study for your academic and personal life.

Contact Info

Dr. Joelle Bonamy:
bonamy_joelle@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8496


APPLICATION FORM

Mario R. Mion Political Science Honors Scholarship

Department

Politics, Philosophy & Public Administration

Political Science Scholarships

Purpose

Political Science juniors and seniors

Application Deadline

March 15th

Award Amount

Up to $600 for one year

Semester Awarded

Spring

Eligibility Requirements

  • Political Science major
  • Junior/senior
  • Overall GPA 3.0-4.0
  • Submit academic transcript and a one-page personal statement

Dr. Kimberly Gill:
gill_kimberly1@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8483