Choose Ohio First Scholarship

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

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 an eligible STEMM field, and place into the appropriate math level for their intended major (see application for details and eligible majors). Twenty-three scholarships valued at approximately $3,000 are awarded per year. This scholarship is renewable up to 4 years if recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA and active participation in program activities.

**PLEASE NOTE: The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is a tuition-specific scholarship which means it can only be applied to tuition and fees. As such, students receiving remission or other full-ride scholarships may not be eligible to receive both.

More information about Choose Ohio First*

Application for incoming students* applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all scholarships are awarded

Application to the Summer Math Bridge Program* email your application to Emilie Brown, egbrown02@ysu.edu


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