Choose Ohio First
The Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholarship Program helps to increase more students to graduate in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine fields from The University of Akron.
About the program
The Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholarship Program provides financial assistance plus additional resources to support your success at UA.
UA began the program in 2009 with a grant provided by the State of Ohio, with a goal of producing an additional 800 graduates in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine fields.
Choose Ohio First Scholars come from a variety of backgrounds and with many goals. Our community includes students who:
- Would normally go out of state for a STEMM degree
- Are interested in STEMM but choose a different major
- Are non-traditional students seeking to enhance or change their career
- Are former military personnel
- Are working in the STEMM industry
- Are underrepresented in the STEMM disciplines
Who is eligible for the Choose Ohio First STEMM scholarship?
- Must be an Ohio resident
- Must major in a STEMM field*
- Must be full-time on main UA campus
- Must apply to the Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholarship Program
- No minimum ACT or GPA required
- Can be a incoming freshman, current college student, transfer student or non-traditional student
* STEMM fields include but are not limited to: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Exercise Science, Physics, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Engineering Technology, mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Speech Pathology/Audiology, and Education (teaching Mathematics or Sciences).