Columbia Southern University (CSU) is proud to honor those who have served their communities. CSU will grant one scholarship to the spouse, life partner, or dependent of a firefighter who has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
This scholarship will cover up to 60 credit hours toward one online degree program of the recipient’s choice at Columbia Southern University. The scholarship will be applied: 1) after an evaluation report’s results have been applied to the selected online degree program; 2) directly to the recipient’s tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected online degree program, whichever comes first.
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- Applicants must be the widow, life partner, or dependent of a firefighter who has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
- Eligible candidates must have a high school transcript or equivalent (GED).
- Scholarship applicants must be available to begin coursework within 90 days of the date of the award.
- Capable of maintaining a 2.0 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA.
- Remain in good standing with CSU throughout a degree program.
- Maintain continuous enrollment in a degree program.
- Current CSU students must already meet these requirements to be considered.
The scholarship period will open on May 1, 2020 and will close at 11:59 pm on October 2, 2020.
Applicants will be required to submit verification of their membership. The Columbia Southern University scholarship committee will select and announce the winner in December 2020. The winner will receive a phone call and all non-winners will receive an email notifying them of the decision.
Resources for Other Family Members
Columbia Southern University (a completely online university) is offering a 10% partnership discount to family members of fallen firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.