Choose Ohio First Scholarship

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program (COFSP) is a state-funded program for Ohio Residents pursuing a major in a STEM field. The program comprises two components: A Summer Math Bridge for high school sophomores and juniors and a scholarship program for YSU STEM Majors.

The COFSP Summer Math Bridge is a free 4-week on-campus program intended to support and enhance the math skills of high school students who are interested in pursuing a STEM major in college. Particularly, the program addresses the gap in knowledge that often occurs between Algebra II and Pre-Calculus/Calculus. Eligible participants must be currently enrolled in (or have already completed) algebra II and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Eligible students who participate in the summer bridge program receive priority consideration for a COF scholarship if they attend YSU and major in STEM.

Choose Ohio First Scholars receive scholarship support in addition to structured academic support. Scholars are required to attend monthly cohort meetings and yearly faculty-led research resulting in a professional research poster and presentation. Eligible applicants must be an Ohio Resident, be majoring in a STEM field, and place into the appropriate math level for their intended major (see application for details). Scholarship recipients may receive a minimum of $1500 up to a maximum of $7061 per academic year. This scholarship is renewable up to 4 years if recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA.

More information about Choose Ohio First*

Application for Incoming STEM Students*

Application to the Summer Math Bridge Program*

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