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Choose Ohio First

Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholarships

Scholarships are available up to $4,200 per year (based on credit hours) for first year students interested in majoring in STEM fields (biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics), or 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 2018
  • Registered for at least 6 credit hours


  • Applications are reviewed upon receipt

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