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Honors College

Scholarships & Grants

The CSU Honors College promotes and administers a variety of scholarships and grants for students who are admitted to the Honors College.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Honors College Scholarships for Undergraduates are also competitively awarded to active Honors College students for tuition and academic pursuits during their junior and senior year. Scholarship may be up to $1,250 per semester, renewable for four semesters. Full eligibility requirements and criteria are included on the application available here.

Honors Educational Activity Grants

Honors students may apply for small grants to support co-curricular activities that enhance their experience. Examples of activities include funding to support research, conference travel, and study abroad programs. Applications are due December 15th and April 15th of each year.

Study Abroad

All members of the CSU Honors College, including those not receiving the Honors Scholarships listed above, are provided access to specially designated study abroad scholarships and given first priority to general study abroad scholarships to cultivate global and cultural perspectives. The Center for International Education (CIE) offers a wide variety of programs from spring break field experiences to semester long exchanges, and students are encouraged to explore courses within their majors or as electives. Study abroad scholarships are available for all levels (e.g. freshmen, sophomores) and applications are located at CIE.

National Scholarships

The Honors College invites applications for several external undergraduate opportunities. Students within their sophomore and junior year are strongly encouraged to apply. The scholarships that are available are designed to attract outstanding students across many different disciplines. A consortium of faculty across campus will review applications and make recommendations.

Aflac Undergraduate Scholarship

By providing these scholarships, Aflac's goal is to build relationships with high potential students early in their college education to convert into high performing full-time employees who can build Aflac's bench for succession planning. The candidates who interview for this scholarship will also be considered for Aflac's Summer Internship program, which in turn will have the potential to turn into part time or full time Co-Op's given the business need. Two scholarships of up to $500 per semester will be awarded based upon the applicant's academic, leadership and volunteering experience.

To be eligible for the Aflac Honors Undergraduate Scholarship, undergraduates must

  • be an active member of the Columbus State University's Honors College.
  • have completed 45 credit hours by the time of application.

Preference will be given to students

  • Majoring in computer science, business, or related fields.
  • Student who have completed 9 hours of honors level coursework.

Click here for the application.

Student Research And Creative Endeavors (SRACE) Grants

Scholarly and creative projects are one of the cornerstones of the CSU Honors College, and its members are encouraged to apply for Student Research And Creative Endeavors (SRACE) Grants to support projects related to their thesis or Honors Contract work. The SRACE Grant program, funded by the Office of the Provost, provides up to $300 for materials, supplies or travel costs to disseminate research findings or creative projects.