September 21, 2023
Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship

Iowa wife receives Hero Behind Hero Scholarship

CSU recently awarded the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship to Brooke Edmiston of West Des Moines, Iowa.

Brooke Edmiston - Winner of Columbia Southern University's Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship

Brooke and Wayne Edmiston

The award honors the spouses and children of active-duty public safety personnel (firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMTs and dispatchers) and military men and women, and covers tuition for up to 24 months for one specific online degree program with CSU. The scholarship is awarded six times a year to winners of an essay contest.

Her essay about her desire to be a hero to her Marine husband Sgt. Wayne Edmiston won the scholarship and now she plans to pursue an online master’s degree in organizational leadership with CSU.

“I feel by furthering my education, I can open more doors, and for once, my Marine can lean on me,” said Edmiston.

To learn more about the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship, please call 888-785-3006 or send an email to