September 21, 2023

Mom Ready to Learn with Scholarship

“I believe that a person should never stop learning and I hope that once I receive my bachelor’s, I would like to continue onto my master’s,” said Sterling Grimes of Loxley, Ala., who recently was awarded a Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship from CSU.

Grimes, the wife of police officer Christopher Grimes, will use the scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s degree in human resource management with CSU.

The university’s Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship honors the spouses and children of active-duty public safety personnel (firefighters, law 24577712653570.o5TDDWps5W6ETsOAataF_height640enforcement officers, EMTs and dispatchers) and National Guard and military men and women. Each award date, one scholarship will be awarded to the spouse or child of a National Guard or active military man or woman and one will be awarded to the spouse or child of a public safety personnel.

The CSU scholarship will cover up to $12,600 in one online degree program. The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected online degree program, whichever comes first.

The proud mother of two is excited about securing her education with CSU. “I hope that one day, my children will see the sacrifices and hard work my husband and I have put in and let it inspire them to go far,” Grimes said.

To learn more about the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship, visit