Robert G. Mayes Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Robert G. Mayes, Sr.
Founder 1945 to 2005

Robert G. Mayes Sr. started CSU with a vision. He wanted to provide adult learners with practicable skills that would allow them to achieve success in their work or career of choice. As a veteran and family man, Robert Mayes understood the hardships many face while struggling to create a better life for their family and themselves. This led him to develop an emergency management services training program and travel the country instructing industries in compliance with occupational safety and health regulations. He soon came to understand and appreciate the value of these training sessions and decided to establish certifications from the training. These endeavors proved successful and soon Mayes Sr., ever the dreamer, wondered how he could provide the training to more hungry minds. Thus began the genesis of the vision and dream for Columbia Southern University. The dreamer’s dream is now a reality that educates thousands as they strive to reach their academic and professional goals via online education. CSU wants to help our alumni continue their education to further boost career and opportunities in life.

As such, we offer our alumni the Robert G. Mayes Memorial Scholarship. This honored scholarship was established in loving memory of Dr. Mayes, CSU founder. This $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one CSU alumnus who wants to further their education by obtaining an online master’s degree with CSU. The award will be applied for up to three years or until the completion of the online degree program, whichever comes first. The scholarship recipient will be required to enroll within 90 days from the date of the award notification. This scholarship includes the Loan-A-Book program.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have graduated from CSU with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. If selected, the recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 as well as continuous enrollment in their master's program.

The Application period for the Robert G. Mayes Scholarship has ended.
CSU is no longer accepting applications at this time.

The scholarship application will open on May 1, 2016. All applications must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on July 31, 2016. Nominees may be interviewed over the phone by the selection committee. President Robert Mayes will then approve the selection made by the committee and the winner will be notified in September. Once the alumnus is notified, CSU will post the name of the scholarship recipient on the CSU website and in the CSU Communicator.

Please contact (888) 785-3006 or scholarships@columbiasouthern.edu if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the educational opportunities available through CSU.

Good luck and thank you for continuing to reach your educational dreams with CSU!