Columbia Southern University salutes military veterans and their contributions to our communities. CSU will award one Forever a Hero Scholarship annually to a military veteran. The scholarship will cover up to $32,700 in one online degree program. 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.


Scholarship applications will be available May 24, 2024 and will be accepted through July 28, 2024. The scholarship recipient will be announced in August.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Current CSU students must already meet these requirements to be considered.

Acceptable Verification Documentation

Copy of DD-214 (only required for scholarship recipient)

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