Application portal opens February 1st, 2022 for Fall 2022-Spring 2023.

They will be reviewed on a first-come basis for a limited number of scholarships.

What is Choose Ohio First?

Choose Ohio First at Kent State University is a scholarship opportunity for Ohio residents offered to new Kent State students with motivation for STEM education and engaging in work-based learning experiences.

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  • Internships and Research

    Internships and Research

    We aim for all students to participate in work-based learning experiences like internships and research lab experiences to connect them to full-time employment opportunities.

  • Speaker Events

    Speaker Events

    Recent alumni, industry speakers or faculty highlight various STEM careers, present their own research and/or promote potential internship opportunities while sharing their own experiences.




All new students who have been admitted for the upcoming semester and are interested in a Choose Ohio First scholarship, please email with any inquiries.