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October 14, 2019

How Does the Forever GI Bill® Work?

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the Forever GI Bill®, was signed into law in August 2017. The new bill got its name from one of its most notable updates, the elimination of a 15-year limitation for military veterans to use their education benefits. In this article, we’ll briefly discuss the changes brought about by the Forever GI Bill, as well as six common myths about using your GI Bill benefits.

March 7, 2019

MyCAA: What It Is and How It Benefits Military Spouses

Military spouses have, historically, faced significant barriers when it comes to finding employment. The unpredictability of military life, family responsibilities and difficulty completing education have all been named as reasons that military spouses tend to have lower rates of employment overall than their civilian counterparts. That is all changing, thanks programs like MyCAA.  
 

February 6, 2019

Patrick Bucksot Awarded Safety Scholarship

Patrick Bucksot of New Bern, North Carolina, was awarded an occupational safety and health scholarship from Columbia Southern University. Each year, CSU offers two safety scholarships that cover up to 60 credit hours toward one online degree program. The scholarship will be applied to the Bucksot’s tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the associate degree.

 

January 17, 2019

CSU, NVFC Mark 10 Years of Scholarship Awards

Columbia Southern University (CSU) and the National Volunteer Fire Council began a partnership 10 years ago to provide educational benefits to fire and emergency service personnel. In addition to a discount to CSU for NVFC members and their families, each year two NVFC members are awarded a scholarship to attend CSU. Since 2009, this scholarship has helped many NVFC members launch their careers and further their position in the fire and emergency services. 

December 19, 2018

National Safety Council, CSU Partnership Provides Educational Benefits to Safety Professionals Nationwide

In 2018, Columbia Southern University entered a Learning Partnership with the National Safety Council (NSC). Through the partnership, employees and volunteers at the NSC’s national headquarters in Itasca, Illinois, and its 25 chapters across the nation, will be able to pursue their educational goals at CSU with a 10 percent tuition discount and access to exclusive scholarship opportunities. Benefits of this Learning Partnership are also available to the immediate families of NSC employees and volunteers.

December 10, 2018

Learning Partnerships: What They Are and How They Benefit You

At CSU, we believe having a strong support system is imperative for our students, especially for adult learners. Having a friend or family member cheer you on goes a long way. Oftentimes, members of your support system also include coworkers, leaders and mentors. These types of connections are invaluable, which is why we want to make it possible to grow them even more. The CSU Learning Partner program is a simple way for companies, municipalities and other agencies to give their members and employees an educational benefit.

July 17, 2018

Firefighter and Mother of Three LaShawndra Roberts Pursues Degree with CSU Fire Scholarship

LaShawndra Roberts, a firefighter and EMT at Clayton County (Georgia) Fire & Emergency Services, is the recipient of the 2018 CSU Fire Scholarship. For Roberts, the scholarship is a welcomed way to accomplish her goal of earning a bachelor's degree in fire administration.
 

July 12, 2018

Jacquaine Shepherd of Dallas Awarded 2018 Safety Scholarship

Sometimes, you never know what special talents you may have until you get a chance to use them. Take Jacquaine Shepherd of Dallas, Texas, who works at a manufacturing company. “I started out in my current job by helping the operations manager with small tasks related to safety in order to kill time,” she explained. “I quickly found that I had a real talent and passion for safety. I began to take on a bigger role and was able to create a successful safety culture that has grown and flourished. As a result of my work, I was awarded the Exemplary Safety Leadership Award in 2014 and then again in 2017.”

May 8, 2018

Military Spouses May Qualify for Educational Benefits

Military spouses make many sacrifices for their partners’ dedication to service. From months spent apart during deployments to regular long-distance moves, not to mention the struggles that can come from handling all the daily household responsibilities on their own, typically on a limited income, military spouses work hard and deserve a great deal of credit for their commitment to their partners’ service.
 

November 15, 2017

Julia Kunlo Awarded CSU’s 2017 Safety Scholarship

Congratulations to Julia Kunlo! The occupational safety and health professional was recently awarded CSU’s 2017 Safety Scholarship—a $13,200 scholarship to help her pursue her Master of Science in occupational safety and health online.

November 8, 2017

2017 NVFC Scholarships Awarded to Stephanie Humberd and John Sullivan

The National Volunteer Fire Council and Columbia Southern University are pleased to award NVFC members Stephanie Humberd and John Sullivan with the 2017 National Volunteer Fire Council Scholarship.

July 25, 2017

Financial Aid: How Does It Work?

In 2015, more than $185 billion in financial aid was available to U.S. college students, according to The College Board. The aid came in many different forms from a variety of different sources. And it was provided to more than 15 million students of all ages, races, income levels, and fields of study. So if you’re thinking about college, you owe it to yourself to apply for financial aid. It certainly can’t hurt, and you most likely qualify for some type of assistance.

July 25, 2017

5 CSU Scholarships for Online College Students

Figuring out how to pay for school is one of the most common questions for online college students. At CSU, you can apply for military or program-specific scholarships or you can opt for general scholarships like the five listed in this article.