Cleveland State University

Choose Ohio First

Choose Ohio First Scholarship Programs

According to the Center on Education and the Workforce, 8 million new jobs will be available in STEMM-related fields by 2018. The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is part of the state's strategic effort to significantly strengthen Ohio's position in world markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology and alternative energy.

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is a state-funded program aimed at graduating more students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). The State of Ohio recognizes that a workforce trained in these areas is essential for strengthening our economy.

At CSU, STEMM scholars are pursing degrees in biology, chemistry, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, physics, science, technology and related fields. Students interested in teaching a STEMM discipline also qualify for the scholarship program.

Scholarships can range between $500 - $5,200. These scholarships are renewable and may be awarded even if a student is already receiving scholarship support from other programs (Honors, Voyager, Athletics, etc.)

Choose Ohio First is ideal for full-time undergraduate students who would most likely not have the opportunity to pursue a STEMM degree or would struggle to complete a degree.

Students who benefit are:

  • Students who would normally go out-of-state for a STEMM degree
  • Students interested in STEMM but who choose a different major
  • Non-traditional students seeking to enhance or change their career
  • Former military personnel
  • Persons working in industry
  • Populations underrepresented in the STEMM disciplines

STEMM scholars are required to take part in regular activities. Activities vary by program but may include advising, tutoring, community service, peer mentoring and undergraduate research.

For more information and to apply, please follow the links below.

CSU Choose Ohio First Programs Academic Areas
Bioscience and Healthcare Biology, Chemistry, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Psychology, Physics
Student Success in Mathematics Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics,
Improving STEMM Teacher Preparation: A Long Term Investment (D-STEM) STEMM Teacher Education
Engineering Across the Pipeline Engineering, Physical Sciences
Pre-Professional Programs Pre-med, NEOMED/CSU Partnership
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Nursing
engaged learning
Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave. MC 412
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Location
1899 East 22nd Street
MC 412

Dr. Peter Meiksins
Honors Program Director

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