Columbia Southern University is partnering with Women in Fire to offer one of their members with a scholarship. The scholarship will cover up to 60 credit hours toward one online degree program 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.

Women in Fire Scholarship Eligibility

  • Be a member of Women in Fire
  • 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 degree program
  • Current CSU students must already meet these requirements to be considered


The scholarship will open on April 19, 2021 and will close October 30, 2021. The Columbia Southern University scholarship committee will select a winner, and the winner will be announced by the end of November 2021.

Learn more about Women in Fire

Women in Fire provides education, support and advocacy for fire service women. The network is linked and strengthened by its respected publications, which carry informative articles on current issues from promotion and career development to recruitment programs and reproductive safety policies. Women who have chosen this field share not only a dedication to their work but also unique problems and issues. To help them deal with these matters, Women in Fire maintains an extensive bank of information resources on relevant issues such as physical abilities testing, hair-length standards, gear and uniform availability, firefighting techniques, reproductive safety and more. We offer guidance to women who must decide how to deal with sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination, and we provide strong, active support for the creation and growth of local networks of fire service women.

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