Dr. Robert G. Mayes, Sr.
Founder 1945 to 2005
Robert G. Mayes Sr. started Columbia Southern University (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 G. 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 hungrier 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. Columbia Southern University wants to help our alumni continue their education to further boost career and opportunities in life.
As such, we offer our CSU alumni the Robert G. Mayes Memorial Scholarship. This honored scholarship was established in loving memory of Dr. Mayes, Columbia Southern University 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.
The scholarship application will open on May 1, 2017 and close July 31, 2017. The selection committee may interview nominees over the phone. The committee recommendation will be sent to President Robert Mayes for a final decision and the winner will be notified in September 2017. For any questions or concerns, please email the scholarship liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888.785.3006.