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.

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 minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.

KSU Choose Ohio First Programs Academic Areas
Career Pathways in STEM-Life Sciences: Advancing the human condition with technology Biotechnology, Medical Technology, Environmental and Conservation Biology
Workforce Training for Ohio's STEMM Industries Industrial Chemistry, Liquid Crystal Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Physics
Careers in Math and Computer Science Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Integrated Mathematics
Improving Retention and Learning of STEM Students through Learning Communities Biology, Environmental Studies
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Math, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
21st Century Computer Science Workplace for Ohio Computer Science

Students currently enrolled in the Integrated Science Training and B.S. in Aeronautics COF programs will continue to receive funding, but we are no longer accepting applications for those programs.