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Choose Ohio First
What is it?
The Choose Ohio First Scholarship program aims to recruit and retain talented Ohio students in STEM and STEM education fields.
To date, Choose Ohio First scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students in 28 programs involving 41 Ohio public and private institutions. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $4,700 per student, per academic year.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.
Why is it important?
According to a recent report by the Center on Education and the Workforce, eight million new jobs will be available in STEM-related fields by 2018. The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is part of the state’s strategic effort to significantly strengthen Ohio’s position in world markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology and alternative energy.