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Scholarships

2019-2020

COLS General Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP NAME SCHOLARSHIP PURPOSE AWARD AMOUNT SEMESTER AWARDED ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS CONTACT INFO

COLS Summer Retention Scholarship

Application form:
Will be sent to eligible students in mid-February

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.

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

Students who meet the following criteria will be contacted on Feb. 15 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) by 5:00 p.m. March 15.

Students may only receive this scholarship one time

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056

The Hart Family Scholarship

Application form:
https://columbusstate.formstack.com/forms/
hart_family_scholarship_application

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.

$2,500 for one year ($1,250/ semester); 2 students awarded per year; awardees may re-apply each year. Fall
  • Submit the online application (including a 250-word statement of need) by 5:00 p.m. March 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.

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056

Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants Scholarship

Application form:
https://columbusstate.formstack.com/forms/
geotechnical_environmental_consultants
_scholarship_application

STEM undergraduates – Biology, Chemistry, ESS, Math

For undergraduate 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.

$950 for one year  Fall
  • Submit the online application (including a 250-word statement of need) by 5:00 p.m. March 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.

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056

James Madison Rutledge III Scholarship

Application form:
https://columbusstate.formstack.com/forms/rutledge
_scholarship_application

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.

$1,850 for one year ($925/semester); 2 students awarded per year; awardees may re-apply each year  Fall
  • Submit the online application (including a 250-word statement of need) by 5:00 p.m. March 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.

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056

Carlton M. & Constance Johnson Scholarship

Application form:
https://columbusstate.formstack.com/forms/johnson_
scholarship_application

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.

$600 for one year  Fall
  • Submit the online application (including a 200-word written statement) by 5:00 p.m. March 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.

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056

Terry Irvin Book Scholarship

Application form:
https://columbusstate.formstack.com/forms/
terry_irvin_book_scholarship_application

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.

$200 for one semester Fall, Spring, Summer  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 5:00 p.m. January 15 (for spring semester), March 15 (for summer semester), June 15 (for fall semester).

Preference will be given to female students.

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056

Georgia Power Foundation Scholarship

Application form:
https://columbusstate.formstack.com/forms/
georgia_power_foundation_scholarship_application

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.

$500 each to two students, one from the College of Letters and Sciences and one from the Turner College of Business (fall semester).  Fall
  •  Submit the online application (including a 250-word statement of need) by 5:00 p.m. March 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.

Dean's Office:
706-568-2056

Department Specific Scholarships

Department Scholarship Name Purpose Application Deadline Award Amount Semester Awarded Eligibility Requirements Contact Info
UTeach program UTeach Scholarship UTeach juniors/seniors April Up to $1,000 for one year Fall • 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.
Dr. Kim Shaw: shaw_kimberly@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8344
UTeach program STEM Bridge/STEM Education Start Scholarship UTeach students April Up to $1,250 for one year Fall • TBA
• GPA 3.0 minimum.
Dr. Kim Shaw: shaw_kimberly@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8344

Biology

Application info:
https://bio.columbusstate.edu/
scholarships.php

Biology Alumni Scholarship

Application form:
https://bio.columbusstate.edu/docs/
biologyalumnischolarship2018.docx

Biology sophomores, juniors, seniors June $1,000 for one year (may reapply each year) Fall • Full-time undergraduates who are pursuing a biology degree and exhibit financial need.
• GPA 2.5 minimum.
• Completed application form.
• Written statement (250 words).
Mrs. Ely Klar: klar_elizabeth@columbusstate.edu;
706-568-2059
Biology

William C. and Jane LeNoir Scholarship

Application form:
https://bio.columbusstate.edu/docs/
lenoirscholarshipflyer2018.docx

Biology juniors/seniors June $1,000 for one year (may reapply each year) Fall  • 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).
Mrs. Ely Klar: klar_elizabeth@columbusstate.edu;
706-568-2059
Chemistry

Royal Crown Cola International Prem
Virmani Scholarship

Science undergrads, with preference to chemistry majors June $2,000 (may reapply each year)  Fall • GPA 2.5 minimum.
• Written essay (250 words).
• On-campus interview.
Dr. Floyd Jackson: jackson_floyd@columbusstate.edu;
706-569-3031
Earth & Space Sciences Columbus Water Works Environmental
Sciences Scholarship
Environmental science sophomores or higher

April 5th (Spring)

Nov. 29th (Fall)

Up to $2,500 for one year Spring 

• 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.

Dr. Scott Gunter: gunter_william@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8094
Earth & Space Sciences William J. Frazier Scholarship in
Earth & Space Sciences
Earth & Space Science sophomores, juniors, seniors  TBA Up to $750 for one year Spring  TBA Dr. Clint Barineau: barineau_clinton@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8092

English

Application info:
https://english.columbusstate.edu/
scholarships.php

The Susan M. Cochran Memorial Scholarship
for Faulkner Studies

Application form:
https://english.columbusstate.edu/docs/
cochran-scholarship-application-2019.docx

English freshman April 19th $1,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 years (+$1,000 travel grant)  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.

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

Rithia A. McGlaun Scholarship

Application form:
https://english.columbusstate.edu/_docs/McGlaun_
Scholarship_Form092313.pdf

English majors (for academic & conference travel) February (spring award); October (fall award) $300 for one semester Spring and Fall • Completed application form.
• Letter outlining the purpose and value of your travel.
Dr. Kyongseon Jeon: jeon_kyongseon@columbusstate.edu;
706-565-1207
English

Patricia A. Spano Book Award

Application form:
https://english.columbusstate.edu/
Spano%20Scholarship%20Form--.doc

 
English majors who are studying abroad (to purchase books) February (spring award); October (fall award)  $250 for one semester Spring and Fall • Completed application form.
• Letter outlining the purpose and value of your study abroad program.
Dr. Kyongseon Jeon: jeon_kyongseon@columbusstate.edu;
706-565-1207

History & Geography

Application info:
https://history.columbusstate.edu/
Scholarships.php

The Alfonso Biggs Scholarship History undergraduates April 1  $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) Fall • 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.
Dr. Ryan Lynch: lynch_ryan1@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8397

Modern & Classical Languages

Application info:
https://languages.columbusstate.edu/
department-scholarships.php

Caryl L. Lloyd Memorial Scholarship Fund

Application form:
https://languages.columbusstate.edu/department-scholarships.php

Students studying a foreign language February 28th $500 for one year, to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, and/or books for one foreign language class. Fall 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.
Dr. Joelle Bonamy: bonamy_joelle@columbusstate.edu;
706-507-8496

Politics, Philosophy & Public Administration

Application info:
https://politicalscience.columbusstate.edu/
scholarships.php

Mario R. Mion Political Science Honors Scholarship

Political Science juniors and  seniors

March 15th Up to $600 for one year Spring

• 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