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Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholarships

Scholarships are available up to $4,200 per year (based on full-time credit hours) for first year students interested in majoring in STEM fields (biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics), or nursing, specifically RN-BSN students from Stark State College who will continue at Kent State University.


Eligibility criteria

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Admittance to Kent State University at Stark for Fall 2020
  • Registered for at least 6 credit hours


  • Review of applications will be begin March 30, 2020 and will continue until filled
  • Applicants receiving the scholarship will be notified by May 1, 2020

Applicants must submit

  • Completed online scholarship application.
  • Essay indicating why you are interested in a STEM occupation in northeast Ohio. Your essay must be typed, double-spaced and 500-1,000 words. You will upload your essay when you complete the online scholarship application.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
    • One letter should come from a teacher.
    • Letters of recommendation must be submitted via email by the person writing the recommendation. Email letters to



Email all inquiries about the Choose Ohio First program at Kent State Stark to

Program Coordinators:

  • Dr. Bathi Kasturiarachi, Mathematics
  • Dr. Chrissy Kauth, Nursing
  • Dr. Greg Smith, Biological Sciences