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Choose Ohio First Scholarship


The Choose Ohio First Scholarship is designed to significantly strengthen Ohio's competitiveness within STEM disciplines and to increase the number of STEM teachers. The Ohio Department of Higher Education provides funding to Ohio's colleges and universities to support students in innovative academic programs. Participating universities and colleges award scholarships to students desiring a certificate, associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or graduate degree in eligible STEM fields or to students who want to become STEM teachers. All scholarship decisions are made by the individual participating colleges and universities. To learn how to apply for a Choose Ohio First Scholarship, please visit the Participating Institutions page and reach out to the listed contact. Please visit the award's website or contact the Ohio Department of Higher Education for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Ohio
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Engineering/Technology, Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Society

How to Apply

Contact Emily Turner
Choose Ohio First, Director
Tel: 614-728-3090 Address 25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215