Choose Ohio First Natural Science and Mathematics
Choose Ohio First Natural Sciences & Mathematics
This program provides scholarships to students, who are Ohio residents, majoring in Biology, Biopsychology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Mathematics or a related Teacher Education (middle or high school) program. Transfer students are encouraged to apply! 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.
How Do I Apply?
To be considered you must:
- Prepare a personal statement
- Fill out the application at the link below
- Submit an unofficial high school transcript (if transferring from another college or university, include an unofficial college transcript as well)
What Do I Get if I am Accepted?
Students accepted into the program will receive:
- A $1,500 to $7,000 scholarship per year
- Placement into a work-based learning experience between either second and third, or third and fourth academic years
- Professional academic and career planning support
- One-on-one faculty mentoring
Applications received by February 15 are guaranteed full consideration. However, late applications will still be accepted.
Who Can Join the Program?
To be eligible for the Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholarship Program, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be an Ohio resident seeking an undergraduate degree
- Majoring in Biology, Biopsychology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Mathematics or a Teacher Education program in Mathematics, Science, Biology or Chemistry
- Be an incoming freshman, a transfer student, or switching your major to one listed above
Preference will be given to students in the following categories, though all students are encouraged to apply!
- Students with unmet financial need
- Students from underrepresented demographics in each field
- First-generation college students