​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Choose Ohio First Scholarship

Choose Ohio First ScholarshipThe Choose Ohio First Scholarship is designed to significantly strengthen Ohio's competitiveness within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and STEM education.

Choose Ohio First awards competitive scholarship funding to Ohio's colleges and universities to support undergraduate and qualifying graduate students in innovative academic programs. Designated Choose Ohio First programs are

  • integrated with regional economies;​
  • meeting statewide educational needs;
  • facilitating the completion of baccalaureate degrees and post-baccalaureate degrees in cost-effective manners; and
  • recruiting underrepresented STEM student groups including women, first-generation college students, and students of color.​​​

​The University of Findlay does not require an application to be considered for the Choose Ohio First scholarship. Eligible students will be selected and notified by the Office of Financial Aid. The requirements and designated programs of study are detailed below.​​


Eligibility Requirements
Ohio First Scholarship Seekers:
  • High School and/or College GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Ohio residents seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree, or a certificate in an eligible STEM field of study
  • Enrollment, either full- or part-time, in one of the designated COF programs
  • Completed FAFSA

All candidates must be willing to commit to participating in research and scholarship activities beyond the classroom requirements.

Continued eligibility is based on academic progress as well as involvement with all program-specific on- and off-campus co-curricular activities as previously conducted in past COF funding cycles. These engagement opportunities may include
  • community service activities focused on promoting STEM within local schools;
  • presentations;
  • social events; and
  • internships and/or co-ops.
Findlay's Choose Ohio First Programs
College of Education Questions? Please contact:
Julie D. McIntosh, Ed.D.
Dean of the College of Education
[email protected]

College of Health Professions Questions? Please contact:
Richard B. States, D.H.Sc.
Dean of the College of Health Professions
[email protected]

College of Pharmacy Questions? Please contact:
Debra Parker, Pharm.D.
Dean of the College of Pharmacy
[email protected]

College of Sciences
  • Animal Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (undergraduate and graduate)
    • Master of Science in Applied Security & Data Analytics
    • Computer Science – Data Analytics
    • Computer Science – Computer Systems Emphasis
    • Computer Science – Computer Technology Emphasis
    • Computer Science – Web & Database Emphasis
    • Computer Science – Business Emphasis
    • Computer Science – Mathematics Emphasis
  • Mathematics
    • Mathematics – Pure Mathematics
    • Mathematics – Actuarial Science
  • Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability (undergraduate and graduate)
Lok Chong Lew Yan Voon, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Sciences
Davis Street Building Room 1131
[email protected]


Please contact the Office of Admissions at 419-434-4732 or [email protected].

*The Choose Ohio First scholarships are contingent upon the funds received by the state of Ohio.​