Columbus, GA Area Scholarships

Columbus is a consolidated city-county located on the west central border of the U.S. state of Georgia. Located on the Chattahoochee River directly across from Phenix City, Alabama, Columbus is the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it officially merged in 1970. Columbus is the third-largest city in Georgia and the fourth-largest metropolitan area. According to the 2017 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, Columbus has a population of 194,058 residents, with 303,811 in the Columbus metropolitan area. The metro area joins the nearby Alabama cities of Auburn and Opelika to form the Columbus–Auburn–Opelika Combined Statistical Area, which has a 2017 estimated population of 499,128.

Columbus lies 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Atlanta. Fort Benning, the United States Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence and a major employer, is located south of the city in Chattahoochee County. Columbus is home to museums and tourism sites, including the National Infantry Museum, dedicated to the United States Army's Infantry Branch. It has the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world constructed on the Chattahoochee River.

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Columbus, GA Area Scholarships

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D. Abbott Turner Scholarship

Emory University

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D. Abbott Turner Scholarship

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Schools in and around Columbus, GA

Columbus State University
Four or more years; Public; $15,050 average out-state tuition; $4,264 average in-state tuition
Columbus Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,272 average out-state tuition; $2,136 average in-state tuition
University of Phoenix-Columbus Georgia Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $10,421 average out-state tuition; $10,421 average in-state tuition
Georgia Military College-Columbus Campus
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,472 average out-state tuition; $5,472 average in-state tuition
Miller-Motte Technical College-Columbus
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $10,080 average out-state tuition; $10,080 average in-state tuition
Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Southeastern Beauty School-Columbus Midtown
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit