Freshmen Scholarships (application)
The TSYS School of Computer Science offers a scholarship for the most qualified full time freshman who will be attending Columbus State University (CSU) for the first time. Students who have exhibited academic excellence in mathematics and/or computer science are encouraged to apply. Financial need is not required to apply for these funds.
Who is eligible?
Incoming new or transfer freshmen (having fewer than 30 semester hours earned or equivalent) who will be full time students (enrolled for 12 or more semester hours each semester) as a Computer Science/Information Technology major enrolled for 3 or more semester hours of required computer science/information technology courses each semester. This includes students transferring from other institutions if they are classified as freshmen after all of their transfer credit has been applied.
Who should apply?
Eligible students (as described above) with a minimum SAT score of 1200 (critical reading & mathematics) or a minimum ACT score of 27 (composite) and a high school GPA of at least 3.5. Students transferring from another institution must have a transfer GPA of at least 3.0.
What is awarded?
$1000.00 ($500.00 per semester) renewable for the second semester if the student maintains a GPA of at least 3.0, good academic standing, and a grade of ‘B’ or better is earned for all computer science courses.
How do I apply?
Complete the attached application. Applications must be received by May 1.
All scholarship recipients must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester hours (to include at least 3 hours of required computer science courses) for each semester they are awarded the scholarship. They also must not change to a major outside of the TSYS School of Computer Science during those semesters. Scholarship recipients who do not abide by these conditions will forfeit their awards.