About Columbus State University and the Scholarship:
Columbus State University, located in Columbus, Georgia, is a public institution overseen by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Originally founded in 1958 as Columbus College, it began as a junior college in a hosiery mill. In its first year, the institution had 15 faculty members, staff, and over 300 students. In 1963, Columbus College moved to a modern-style campus in the city center, transforming a former dairy farm. The university gained four-year status in 1965 and began awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The first four-year class graduated in 1970. In 1996, the institution was renamed Columbus State University as part of a reorganization of four-year colleges in the state’s university system. Today, it offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 90 academic fields.
The International Student Service Scholarships are offered by Columbus State University and the Center for International Education to eligible undergraduate and graduate international students studying at the university on an F-1 student visa. This scholarship program waives out-of-state tuition for a selected group of international students who have been admitted to or are currently enrolled at CSU.
Details about Columbus State University International Student Services Scholarships:
- Scholarship Sponsor: Columbus State University and the Center for International Education
- Scholarship Value: $5,000 per semester
- Number of Awards: N/A
- Study Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
- Host Institution(s): Columbus State University
Eligibility Criteria for Columbus State University International Student Services Scholarships:
To be eligible for this scholarship program, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must have been officially admitted to a degree program at Columbus State University and have fulfilled all admissions requirements. An exception is made for new freshmen who are waiting for the acceptance of their test results or university transcripts.
- You must maintain a minimum overall or transfer grade point average of 3.0 if you are currently enrolled at CSU or if you were a student at another institution before transferring to CSU. High school students entering CSU should have a high school grade point average of 3.0.
- Unless you are in your last semester, you must enroll in a full course load of at least 12 semester hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.
- You must comply with all immigration regulations, university policies, as well as federal, state, and local laws.
- You should be willing to participate in a computer or in-person interview if required.
- Scholarship recipients will represent the Center for International Education and may be asked to give presentations or speeches in classrooms. Therefore, you should be comfortable speaking in front of audiences and the public. You may also assist other students during international orientation.
Application Procedure for Columbus State University International Student Services Scholarships:
To apply for the scholarship, candidates should complete the application form. Applicants for the International Student Services Scholarships may be required to undergo an online interview or an in-person interview before receiving a scholarship offer. Recipients of this scholarship will represent the Center for International Education and may be required to give presentations or speeches in classrooms, so public speaking skills are essential. They will also assist other students during international orientation.
For further details and inquiries, please send an email to [email protected].
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