Choose Ohio First

Visit the link below for participating institutions and programs. The Choose Ohio First Scholarship is designed to significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness within STEMM disciplines and STEMM education. Choose Ohio First awards competitive scholarship funding to Ohio’s colleges and universities to support undergraduate and qualifying graduate students in innovative academic programs. Designated Choose Ohio First programs are: Integrated with regional economies Meeting statewide educational needs Facilitating the completion of baccalaureate degrees in cost effective manners Recruiting underrepresented STEMM student groups including women and students of color Choose Ohio First funds higher education and business collaborations that will have the most impact on Ohio’s position in world markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology and alternative energy. These collaborations will ultimately produce substantive improvements to the pipeline of STEMM graduates and STEMM educators in Ohio. Choose Ohio First is part of a strategic effort to bolster Ohio’s economic strength by ensuring a ready workforce for STEMM-Related industries. Contact the applicable Program Directors to learn how to apply.

Contact Information

Corey Dixon
Project Manager, Ohio Department of Higher Education
(614) 644-5704

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Grade Level Current High School Senior
Grade Level Associates/Bachelors
Grade Level Professional Degree/Masters/Doctoral
Post Secondary Institutions Rio Grande Community College | Ohio University – Zanesville | Ashland University | Baldwin Wallace University | Bowling Green State University | Case Western Reserve University | Cedarville University | Central State University | Cincinnati State Technical and Community Coll | Cleveland State University | Hocking College | Columbus State Community College | Cuyahoga Community College | Defiance College | Edison State Community College | Franklin University | Hiram College | John Carroll University | Kent State University | Lakeland Community College | Lorain County Community College | Marietta College | Marion Technical College | Miami University | Mount St. Joseph University | North Central State College | Notre Dame College | Ohio Northern University | Otterbein University | Rhodes State College | Muskingum University | Shawnee State University | Sinclair Community College | Stark State College | The University of Akron | The University of Findlay | The University of Toledo | University of Cincinnati | University of Dayton | Western Governors University | Wright State University | Ohio State University (All Campuses) | Youngstown State University | Ohio Dominican University | Ohio University (All Campuses) | Zane State College | University of Rio Grande
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