Columbia Southern University (CSU) and the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is proud to announce a new partnership to offer an annual 60-credit hour, $25,000 scholarship for military spouses. The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition for up to three years or until the selected online degree program is completed, whichever comes first.

Spouses of active-duty Air Force or Space Force members can apply for the scholarship each year, which can be used toward obtaining an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.

Application Requirements

  1. Copy of Air Force or Space Force member’s active duty orders through 1 December 2022 with all PII blacked out (e.g. SSN, DOB)
  2. Front and back copies of the spouse’s military ID card [AFI 36-3026(I), Chapter 1, Table 1.8.1.1. permits cardholder to photocopy IDs to “administer military-related benefits to eligible beneficiaries”]
  3. 3–5-minute video- Why are you deserving of this scholarship and how will you help your community upon graduation?

Eligible candidates must have a high school transcript or equivalent (GED).

Scholarship applicants must be available to begin their coursework within 90 days of receiving the award.

Current students must maintain a 2.0 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA.

Students who have previous college experience must meet CSU’s academic requirements for admission to the university.

Students must remain in good standing with CSU throughout his or her degree program and maintain continuous enrollment in their degree program.

Submission

Please submit all required documents to education@afas-hq.org no later than February 15th with the email Subject stating, “Columbia Southern University Scholarship”.