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CSU Freshman Scholarships
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Freshman Scholarships

CSU offers a number of competitive scholarships for incoming freshmen. Eligibility for new freshmen is based on a number of criteria including high school GPA and standardized test scores. Scholarships are limited, so apply and accept your admission to CSU early to be considered.

President's Award

Amount  $6,000(May be combined with Voyager)

Criteria 

  • ACT 27 (SAT1220) / GPA 3.7
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enter CSU the summer or fall following high school graduation and be full-time at CSU

Number of Awards  Competitive, limited number available. Accept your admission early to be considered.

Renewable  Yes, must maintain minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactorily complete 15 credit hours per semester

Provost’s Award

Amount  $5,000(May be combined with Voyager)

Criteria 

  • ACT 24 (SAT 1110) / GPA 3.5
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enter CSU the summer or fall following high school graduation and be full-time at CSU

Number of Awards  Competitive, limited number available. Accept your admission early to be considered.

Renewable  Yes, must maintain minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactorily complete 15 credit hours per semester

Freshman Scholar, Level 1

Amount  $3,500(May be combined with Voyager)

Criteria 

  • ACT 23 (SAT 1070) / GPA 3.2
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enter CSU the summer or fall following high school graduation and be full-time at CSU

Number of Awards  Competitive, limited number available. Accept your admission early to be considered.

Renewable  Yes, must maintain minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactorily complete 15 credit hours per semester

Freshman Scholar, Level 2

Amount  $2,500(May be combined with Voyager)

Criteria 

  • ACT 20 (SAT 950) / GPA 3.6
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enter CSU the summer or fall following high school graduation and be full-time at CSU

Number of Awards  Competitive, limited number available. Accept your admission early to be considered.

Renewable  Yes, must maintain minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactorily complete 15 credit hours per semester

Viking Voyager (for non-Ohio residents)

Amount  Up to $ 7,800
The scholarship is the difference, minus $1, between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Scholarship is up to four consecutive years (eight semesters maximum). (May be combined with President’s, Provost’s, Freshman Scholar Level 1 and Freshman Scholar Level 2)

Criteria 

  • Must be a non-Ohio resident
  • Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and minimum 23 ACT composite score or minimum 1070 SAT
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enter CSU the summer or fall following high school graduation and be full-time at CSU
  • Awards are renewable for three additional years subject to renewal requirements
  • Must have accepted admission by May 1

Number of Awards  Competitive, limited number available. Accept your admission early to be considered.

Renewable  Yes, must maintain non-Ohio residency status (charged non-resident tuition) and minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA, and satisfactorily complete 15 credit hours per semester.