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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.


AFLAC Teacher Education Scholarship
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.

edTPA Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students completing their student teaching/internship semester. Priority is given to applicants who main a 3.0 GPA and have received high evaluation scores as related to MAP and Dispositions evaluations.

Jim Brewbaker Teacher Education Scholarship
The Jim Brewbaker Teacher Education Scholarship is available for graduate students accepted into an English Teacher Education Program and will award funds each year to support educational expenses. Priority will be given to applicants who maintain a 3.0 GPA. The amount of the scholarship award(s) will be determined annually based on the availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants.

Kinetic Federal Credit Union/L.B. Hickson Memorial Scholarship
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.

Richard L. Duncan and Dr. Frances M. Duncan Scholarship Endowment for the Physically Disabled
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. Award: $250

Witt Family Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing education degrees. Priority will be given to freshmen and upper classmen who maintain a 3.o GPA. The award will cover educational expenses up to the cost of tuition and fees.

For more information on these scholarships, contact the COEHP SAFE Office, 706.565.1433 / Frank Brown Hall, Rm. 2025. Click on the titles for application.


Judge John S. Averill Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in the MBA program.

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.

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


Bill Chappell Memorial Scholarship
Purpose: To assist MPA students with tuition and books.
Selection criteria: none currently established.
Award amount: $400 currently (hope to increase this after additional fundraising)

Columbus Water Works Environmental Sciences Scholarship
Purpose: To provide summer stipends/research funding for environmental sciences students. Awarded annually each Spring semester.
Selection criteria: unknown.
Award amount: up to $2,500 (may be split among more than one recipient)

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.

Selection criteria:

  • 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.

Preference will be given to students who are interested in environmental science.
Award amount: $600

William S. Birkhead Fund for Biology
Purpose: To provide a stipend for graduate students in the Master of Science in Natural Sciences Biology Track. Stipends will be awarded to graduate students entering their second year of the program.

Selection criteria: May include, but are not limited to, a student's grade point average, performance in the classroom, and other factors such as research interests and long term goals.
Award amount: $200 (hope to increase this after additional fundraising)

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 program. One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded
each quarter. 

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.


The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future established the  AAMN Foundation scholarship for men in 2004. It is for male students pursuing a pre-RN licensure or a graduate degree in nursing. One graduate scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded. Recipient will be required to either present at an AAMN Conference  (15 minute presentation), with complimentary registration to the event and two nights of hotel stay, or present a  60 minute webinar to AAMN membership, on "Improving Men's Health".

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a current AAMN member.
  • Applicants must be a male student currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program and must have completed at least one academic term.
  • Applicants must submit evidence of formal acceptance into nursing program as well as completion of at least one academic semester.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Graduate nursing student includes: RN student pursuing a masters, doctor of nursing practice, PhD
  • Applicants must be attending an accredited university.

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