Applications open February 2024.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Ohio resident and U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Major in one of Kent State’s eligible STEM majors (see here for a complete list of majors
  • First year students, transfer students (first time degree-seeking at Kent State University) or students declaring an eligible major for the first time
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (high school or undergraduate)
  • Former College Credit Plus students are welcome to apply
  • Undergraduate or graduate Ohio residents or Ohio residents returning to Ohio for graduate school after completing undergraduate studies in other states or countries are eligible to apply

Application Information

  • Scholarships are limited and competitive and applications will be reviewed on a first-come basis
  • Application requires completion of two short essay questions describing motivation for major and internship or research experiences
  • First-generation and underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply
  •  Acceptance of scholarship commits the student to:
    • Engaging in at least one work-based learning experience (research, co-op, internship)
    • Participating in monthly career preparation workshops and Choose Ohio First group social events
    • Meeting regularly with faculty leaders in their majors for additional advising and mentoring
    • Completing progress reports each semester