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.

Kent State University was recently awarded funding for new applications starting Fall 2021! 

See table below for all our new programs that will soon accept applications. Stay tuned for information about applying to these new programs.

Choose Ohio First

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.  First-generation and underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply.

KSU Choose Ohio First Programs
21st Century Computer Science Workplace for Ohio
Mathematics NEW
Chemistry, Biochemistry & Physics NEW
Biotechnology & Life Sciences NEW
Neuroscience NEW
Environmental Studies NEW
Aeronautics & Enigneering NEW
Mathematics and Life Sciences at Stark Campus NEW
Engineering Technology at Tuscarawas Campus NEW