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Student Testimonies

The core of the Choose Ohio First program is its students. Our scholars demonstrate a diversity of backgrounds and passions; they are united by their rigor, dedication, and enthusiasm for their chosen STEM fields. Choose Ohio First’s contributions – financially, academically, and socially – impact students profoundly.  Below you will see testimonial videos from various STEM programs at Ohio’s colleges and universities:


UA Choose Ohio First - STEM Video

The University of Akron Choose Ohio First STEM Scholarship Program Testimonial Video - Spring 2011




Choose Ohio First at Cuyahoga Community College

The primary objectives of the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program (COFSP) are to support increased higher education participation and success of Ohio students majoring in STEMM and STEMM education fields.




Austin Jones COF Scholar

Austin Jones, a senior engineering student at Wright State University, was among the 500-plus Choose Ohio First scholars recognized Nov. 7. The students, who have been awarded Choose Ohio First scholarships, are Ohio residents studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine (STEMM). For more information, please visit:

STEM Program at Columbus State Community College

With the latest class of students in the Future Scientists of Ohio Scholars program about to graduate, some were recognized at a statewide showcase.



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