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Background Annual Reports Why STEMM? Participating Programs
Program Resources


Choose Ohio First Proposal Resources


Choose Ohio First Proposals for
scholarship funding
beginning in 2017-2018 are due:

Monday, October 3, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Developing Our Future Innovators

Advancing STEMM and STEMM Education

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. 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.

To date, more than 28,000 Choose Ohio First scholarships have been awarded to Scholars enrolled in 49 Ohio public and private institutions. The scholarships have leveraged more than $107.7 million in matching funds from Ohio colleges and universities, and their business partners.