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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

CSU Study Abroad Scholarships


Columbus State offers a number of merit-based competitive scholarships to eligible study abroad participants. CSU students enjoy access to a wide pool of funds thanks to generous donors throughout the community.

Eligibility Requirements

Enrolled in a CSU approved credit-bearing study abroad program
Currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Columbus State
*Must complete 5 hours of service to Center for Global Engagement after study abroad program if you receive a scholarship

Academic criteria:

Students must be in good academic standing
Minimum 2.75 GPA

Study Abroad Scholarship Application Process:

Study Abroad Evaluation: 
Statement of Purpose Guidelines(50%)
Merit - GPA (40%)
Recommendation(PDF) (10%)
***Students studying abroad with CSU for the first time will receive 5%bonus points towards their application.
 

Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline

J-Term Programs Sept 20
Spring Programs Oct 27
Maymester Programs Feb 2
Summer Programs Feb 26
Fall Programs
March 13
 

 

Available Scholarship Funds

When you apply for study abroad scholarships at the Center for Global Engagement, you will be automatically in the running for all of the Foundation scholarships listed below that you qualify for (with the exception of the Towers Scholar Award for Honors Program students only).

Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Scholarship
Program requirements: Study abroad or exchange anywhere in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Africa 
Student requirements: Full-time CSU students, undergraduate or graduate, in good academic standing 
Award amount: $500-$1,000, depending on the length of program, number of applicants and available funding

Nakai Fund for Asian Studies Scholarship
Program requirements: Study abroad for all locations in Asia 
Student requirements: Full-time CSU students, undergraduate or graduate, in good academic standing 
Award amount: $500-$1,000, depending on the length of program, number of applicants and available funding

Katherine and LeGrand Elebash Scholarship
Program requirements: Study abroad for all locations 
Student requirements: Full-time CSU students, undergraduate or graduate, in good academic standing. Preference will be given to honors students and students studying at Oxford University 
Award amount: $500-$1,000, depending on the length of program, number of applicants and available funding

Kidd-Bagley Fund Scholarship
Program requirements: Study abroad for all locations
Student requirements: Full-time CSU students, undergraduate or graduate, in good academic standing
Award amount: $500-$1,000, depending on the length of program, number of applicants and available funding

Spencer Scholarship
Program requirements: CSU in Oxford Visiting Student Program 
Student requirements: CSU in Oxford Visiting Student in good academic standing 
Award amount: Up to $12,000 to cover additional tuition at Oxford University

Towers Scholar Award (Honors only)
Program requirements: Must be a CSU Towers Scholar recipient (contact the Honors College to check eligibility). 
Student requirements: Student must have 60 or more hours completed
Award amount: Up to $3,200
Note: A separate application form is required to request this funding, which is available from the Honors College only.

**The Maximum amount for programs under 2 weeks is $1,000**