Choose Ohio First Scholarships

Choose Ohio First


Choose Ohio First is a program created with the intention to advance the STEMM education fields:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine

Ultimately, by supporting students in STEMM education fields, the state of Ohio hopes to create a more sophisticated workforce that will improve Ohio's economy. According to a recent report by the Center on Education and the Workforce, eight million new jobs will be available in STEMM-related fields by 2018.  In order to achieve these goals, the Choose Ohio First scholarship provides direct financial support to current and future students with STEMM education degrees.​
 
The University of Findlay has five different majors where students can take advantage of the Choose Ohio First scholarship. Click here to apply.

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These majors are:

  • Biology
  • Education - Undergraduate
  • Education - Post Baccalaureate
  • Computer Science
  • Pharmacy


Biology

The University of Findlay has received Choose Ohio First (COF) scholarship funds for students in biology.  This program has been designated as a Program of Innovation by the State of Ohio.


Requirements

  • Be an Ohio resident
  • Gain acceptance into The University of Findlay and have a paid your enrollment deposit
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Enrollment as a biology or pre-med major
  • Successful completion of high school courses in biology, chemistry, physics or computer science with a grade of "B" or higher.
  • Successful completion of high school math up through pre-calculus or the equivalent with grades of "B" or better in all math classes.
  • An overall cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher (or the equivalent). 
  • ACT scores of 23 on each test in math and science reasoning or an SAT score of 560 or higher on Math. Or if you rank in the top 10% of your high school graduating class, your ACT/SAT scores will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • To be considered for yearly renewal of this scholarship on an annual basis, you must make reasonable progress towards a biology degree, and maintain a 3.25 GPA.


Click here to apply


Contact

Bethany Henderson-Dean, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology, Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences
419-434-4701
henderson-dean@findlay.edu


Computer Science

The University of Findlay has received Choose Ohio First (COF) scholarship funds for students in computer science. This program has been designated as a Program of Innovation by the State of Ohio.
 

Requirements

  • Be an Ohio resident and/or an Ohio high school graduate.
  • Gain acceptance into The University of Findlay and have a paid your enrollment deposit.
  • Complete the FAFSA.
  • Enrollment as a computer science major.
  • Successful completion of high school courses in science (biology, chemistry, and/or physics) or computer science with a grade of "B" or higher.
  • Successful completion of high school math up through pre-calculus or the equivalent with grades of "B" or better in all math classes.
  • An overall cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher (or the equivalent).
  • ACT scores of 23 on each test in math and science reasoning or an SAT score of 560 or higher on Math. Or if you rank in the top 10% of your high school graduating class, your ACT/SAT scores will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • To be considered for yearly renewal of this scholarship on an annual basis, you must make reasonable progress towards a computer science degree, and maintain a 3.25 GPA.


Click here to apply

 

Contact

Mary Jo Geise, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Computer Science
419-434-4554
geise@findlay.edu

Education

Choose Ohio First scholarships of up to $2600 per semester are available to qualifying undergraduate education majors.

Requirements

  • Students must be majoring in Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Math, AYA Science, or Middle Childhood Education with math and science concentrations.
  • Students must be receiving at least $10,000 in UF merit scholarships.
  • Applicants must commit to participating in research and scholarship activities beyond the classroom requirements.
  • To be considered for renewal of this scholarship on an annual basis, recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0.

Click here to apply

Contact

David A. Rossman
Coordinator of Graduate Outreach and Partnership
419-434-4512

Education - Post Baccalaureate

The University of Findlay has received Choose Ohio First (COF) scholarship funds for students in education. This program has been designated as a Program of Innovation by the State of Ohio. Choose Ohio First scholarships of up $288 per credit (maximum of 18 credits per year) are available to qualifying post-baccalaureate education students for required licensure courses.


Requirements


  • Students must be seeking licensure in Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Math, AYA Science, or Middle Childhood Education with math and science concentrations.
  • Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to be considered for renewal of the scholarship on an annual basis.

    Click here to apply


    Contact

    David A. Rossman Coordinator of Graduate Outreach and Partnership
    419-434-4512

    Pharmacy

    The University of Findlay has received Choose Ohio First (COF) scholarship funds for students in pharmacy. This program has been designated as a Program of Innovation by the State of Ohio.

    Requirements

    • Be an Ohio resident.
    • Be accepted for admission into the College of Pharmacy at UF.
    • Complete FAFSA.
    • Current enrollment in the Doctor of Pharmacy program or intention to enroll in the College of Pharmacy (for beginning student).
    • Successful completion of high school courses in biology, chemistry or physics with a grade of "B" or higher.
    • Successful completion of high school math up through pre-calculus or the equivalent with grades of "B" or better in all math classes.
    • Overall cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher (or the equivalent).
    • ACT scores of 23 or higher on each sub test or an SAT score of 530 or higher on each sub test.
    • To be considered for renewal of this scholarship on an annual basis, you must make reasonable progress toward a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and maintain a 3.25 GPA.


    Click here to apply

    Donald Stansloski, R. Ph., Ph.D.

    Dean, College of Pharmacy
    419-434-5327
     
    *The Choose Ohio First scholarships are contingent upon the funds received by the state of Ohio.