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The Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music

Scholarships and Financial Aid

A generous scholarship program provides financial assistance to talented music students based on performance ability and academic standing. The Schwob School's primary concern is the education of promising musicians regardless of their financial circumstances.

  1. Music Scholarships
    Undergraduate scholarships range from small awards to full tuition, plus housing and food allowances. There is no separate scholarship application for music scholarships (with the exception of the Woodruff Award, see below)--students are eligible if they are accepted to CSU and play a successful audition by our last official audition date.
  2. Woodruff Awards
    The Woodruff Awards provide full tuition/fees, lodging, meals, and a $5,000 annual stipend to extraordinary undergraduate music majors. For more information, please visit the Woodruff Award information page.
  3. Out-of-state Tuition Waivers
    Out-of-state tuition waivers are available for qualified students--there is no separate scholarship application for out-of-state tuition waivers. ALL residents of Alabama receive out-of-state tuition waivers for undergraduate degrees. Contact the faculty member in your area if you are interested.
  4. Graduate Assistantships
    Graduate assistantships are also awarded to qualified graduate students. Contact the faculty member in your area if you are interested.
  5. State and Federal Financial Aid
    You may also apply for the FAFSA and the HOPE Scholarship.

Honors College Scholarships at CSU

To be considered for the Honors College, applicants must have applied for admission to Columbus State University. Students should complete the Honors College Application and submit it as directed on the application.

Entering freshman will be selected on the basis of SAT/ACT scores, grade point average, class standing, honors, and participation in high school and community activities. Admission requirements* for entering honors freshmen are:

  • No College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) deficiencies (based on state of Georgia requirements) preventing regular admission to Columbus State University

and two of the following three criteria:

  • A high school academic GPA of 3.50 or higher,
  • At least an ACT composite score of 26 or the equivalent on the SAT, or
  • Academically ranked in the top 10% of high school graduating class.

*Students not meeting these minimum requirements may be admitted provisionally, if space is available, and are encouraged to apply. All applications will be evaluated for scholarship opportunities that are available through the Honors College.

Students are admitted to the Honors College on an ongoing basis as applications are received. All applications received before the deadline will be considered for eligibility for scholarships. Students deemed eligible will be notified of additional steps they should take. Deadlines for scholarship consideration are listed below.

Deadline for Presidential Scholarship consideration: January 31, 2021

Deadline for Tower and University Scholarship consideration: March 1, 2021

Honors Scholarships Information