Choose Ohio First

Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholarships

Scholarships are available up to $4,200 per year for first year students interested in majoring in STEM fields (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics), or Nursing, specifically RN-BSN students from Stark State College who will continue at Kent State University.

Eligibility criteria

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Admittance to Kent State University at Stark for Fall 2017
  • Registered for at least 6 credit hours


  • Initial review of completed applications will begin on July 1, 2017. Applications will continue to be processed through August 1, 2017.
  • Applicants receiving the scholarship will be notified by July 31, 2017.

Applicants must submit

  • Completed online scholarship application.
  • Essay indicating why you are interested in a STEMM occupation in northeast Ohio. Your essay must be typed, double-spaced and 500-1,000 words. You will upload your essay when you complete the online scholarship application.
  • 2 letters of recommendation.
    • One letter should come from a teacher.
    • Letters of recommendation must be submitted via email by the person writing the recommendation. Email STEMĀ letters to Greg Smith at and Nursing letters to Chrissy Kauth at



STEM Majors:
Dr. Greg Smith
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Nursing Majors:
Dr. Chrissy Kauth
Professor, Nursing