Scholarships

Columbus State University offers numerous scholarships. For a current listing, please visit http://finaid.columbusstate.edu/scholarships/.

Georgia's HOPE Scholarship

Available to degree-seeking Georgia residents and eligible military personnel, spouses, and dependents who have demonstrated academic achievement. Freshmen eligibility is based upon a high school 3.0 grade point average. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may become eligible at a 30, 60, or 90 attempted hour checkpoint with a 3.0 grade point average.

Awards are based upon a per hour rate for tuition set by the Georgia Student Finance Commission each year. HOPE is reduced by other assistance applied solely to the student's tuition.

Deadline

Application must be submitted by the last day of exams of the term seeking HOPE payment. Students may receive a HOPE Scholarship for up to 127 attempted or HOPE-paid semester hours (completed within 10 years of high school graduation for HOPE recipients, beginning summer 2019) meeting all eligibility requirements and grade point average checkpoints.

Georgia's Zell Miller Scholarship

Available to degree-seeking Georgia residents and eligible military personnel, spouses, and dependents with a 3.7 high school grade point average and 1200 SAT or 26 ACT score on a single test. Current students, who began college in 2007 or later, are eligible if they met the GPA and test score requirements at the time of their high school graduation and have a college 3.3 GPA at the most recent GPA checkpoint. In addition, students who graduate as the Valedictorian or the Salutatorian from an eligible high school with a 3.0 or higher high school grade point average are eligible.

Awards full standard tuition rate. The Zell Miller Scholarship is reduced by other assistance applied solely to the student's tuition. Students may receive a Zell Miller Scholarship for up to 127 attempted or HOPE-paid semester hours (completed within 10 years of high school graduation, beginning summer 2019) meeting all eligibility requirements and grade point average checkpoints

Deadline

Applications must be submitted by the last day of exams of the term seeking Zell Miller Scholarship payment.