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Study Abroad Scholarships

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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. For assistance with writing your scholarship essay, you can make an appointment with a writing tutor at the Academic Center for Tutoring by calling 706-507-8646, visiting the office in Schwob Library (main campus), or clicking Academic Center for Tutoring. 
 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in a CSU approved credit-bearing study abroad program
  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Columbus State University (no transient or dual-enrolled students are allowed to apply)
  • *Must complete 5 hours of service at the Center for Global Engagement within one year of return from your study abroad program if you accept a scholarship!
 

Academic criteria:

  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Enrolled full time, 12-credit hours, at the time of review (unless a senior taking fewer credits their last semester at CSU)
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

Study Abroad Scholarship Application Process:

  • Study Abroad Evaluation: (65%)
CGE Scholarships Application Guidelines
 

***Students studying abroad with CSU for the first time will receive 5% bonus points towards their application.***
ONLY FACULTY/STAFF COMPLETE:
J-Term/Spring Semester/Spring Break Online Recommendation Form 2022
Maymester Online Recommendation Form 2022
Summer Online Recommendation Form 2022
Fall Online Recommendation Form 2022

Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline 2021-22

 
J-Term Programs October 7  (by noon)
Spring Programs November 1 (by noon)
Maymester Programs February 7 (by noon)
Summer Programs March 7 (by noon)
Fall Programs April 4 (by noon)

 

Available Scholarship Funds

  • When you apply for study abroad scholarships at the Center for Global Engagement, the funding comes from the below sources (with the exception of the Towers Scholar Award which is for Honors Program students only).
  • Some donors require you to write a letter detailing your experience upon return or even meet them in person. If you're selected for any that have this requirement, you will be notified via email prior to your accepting the award.
     
  • You will only submit 1 Statement of Purpose & Need and 1 online Faculty Recommendation Form in order to be considered for the below awards.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Good academic standing
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
  • Good academic standing
Award amount: $500-$1,000, depending on the length of program, number of applicants and available funding

John and Lynne Phillips Scholarship
Program requirements:Study abroad for all locations

Student requirements
  • Full-time CSU students
  • Undergraduate or graduate
  • Good academic standing
*Preference given to students who attended Jordan High School, if selected the student is required to meet with the donors*
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 Dr. Cindy Ticknor with 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 online application form is required to request this funding, which is available from the Honors College only.**The Maximum award for programs under 2 weeks is $1,000**