Choose Ohio First Computer Science & Technology

This program provides scholarships to students majoring in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Data Science or completing a Computer Science Endorsement for a Teacher Licensure, who are Ohio residents.


Scholarship Details

Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $7,950 per student, per academic year, towards the cost of tuition. The actual amount awarded is based on financial need, with all chosen recipients awarded at least $1,500 per academic year. Scholarships may be awarded even if a student is already receiving scholarship support from other programs (Honors, Athletics, etc.). Scholarships are renewable for four years of an undergraduate degree, contingent on continued eligibility and state funding.

Choose Ohio First scholars are provided various forms of support and enrichment as they work towards completing their undergraduate degree. A faculty advisor is assigned to lead each cohort and will serve as a mentor for scholars. Engagement offerings vary by track, but may include advising, tutoring, peer mentoring, support for undergraduate research, exposure to community service opportunities, and internships.


Who Can Apply?

To be considered you must:

  • Be a new entering freshman student or a transfer student*
  • Be an Ohio resident
  • Be enrolled in Computer Science, Cyber Security or Data Science
  • Have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Have a commitment to Choose Ohio First program requirements
  • Have a current FAFSA on file with Financial Aid
  • Not already be receiving a full scholarship

General Program Requirements:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Computer Science, Cyber Security or Data Science
  • Participate in required cohort activities
  • Meet with assigned advisor at least once a semester  
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Make progress toward an eligible degree program 
  • Have a 4-year graduation plan approved by your advisor (Exceptions may be made for dual majors, students participating in a co-op, etc.) 

Click Here to Apply

Applications received by February 15 are guaranteed full consideration. However, late applications will still be accepted.

*The Choose Ohio First program is only for students pursuing a first time undergraduate degree. Post-baccalaureate students are ineligible for this program.

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