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Scholarships in the Sciences and Awards in Biotechnology

In addition to the general scholarships and loans awarded by the Admissions Office, Kent State University has two scholarship programs of particular interest to biotechnology students.

These include:


The Choose Ohio First Scholarship:

Choose Ohio First

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program provides scholarship support to Ohio residents who wish to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medicine (STEMM).  The state of Ohio, recognizing that a workforce trained in these areas is essential for strengthening our economy, has created this program to provide tuition support to Ohio residents pursuing STEMM degrees.

For Ohio residents applying to Kent State University or already enrolled full-time, there are several academic areas eligible for support.  Follow the links below for information on the individual programs.  Transfer, first-generation and underrepresented minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.


Kent State University Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences:

National Science Foundation

The Kent State University Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences (DUE 11-54422) will annually provide 21 undergraduate scholarships, averaging $5,000 each to promising science students. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are financially disadvantaged thereby enabling them to pursue a full-time program of studies that can be completed in four years. Scholarship awardees will be linked academically through a shared interest in computational and quantitative approaches to problem solving in the natural and physical sciences. The scholarship is renewable each year and available from academic year 2012/13 until 2017/18. This continues the scholarship program that started in 2007/08 and ended in 2011/12 (NSF DUE 06-31088).

A main goal of this program is to increase the diversity in the sciences. As such we highly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Individuals from minority populations who are interested in pursuing careers in any of the science disciplines should consider applying.


Each year, a scholarship award is given to one or two outstanding Biotechnology Students:

Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Squires Scholarship Award

Awarded to an undergraduate student studying environmental microbiology, biotechnology, or similar field with preference given to biotechnology major.  Recipient must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Fund shall be directed to tuition.