Columbia Southern University is partnering with the New York City Police Department to offer a scholarship to one of its employees. The scholarship will cover up to 60 credit hours and will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected online degree program, whichever comes first. 


  • Be an employee of and in good standing with New York City Police Department
  • High school transcript or equivalent (GED)
  • Must begin coursework within 90 days of the date of the award
  • Maintain a 2.0 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA
  • Maintain continuous enrollment in his or her degree program
  • Current CSU students must already meet these requirements to be considered.


The New York City Police Department Scholarship application will open April 1 and will close July 31. The scholarship recipient will be notified by the end of September. The recipient will be notified via phone call. All other applicants will be notified via email.

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