Greater Columbus Convention Center, Union Station Ballroom A, Columbus
Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey; Secretary of State Jon Husted; State Senator Peggy Lehner; Choose Ohio First scholars from across the state; ODHE staff
The Choose Ohio First Scholar Showcase, a celebration of the Choose Ohio First Scholarship initiative, now in its tenth year, and the students who have received the scholarship for their studies in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields.
The Choose Ohio First scholarship program last year allocated more than $16 million in aid for students enrolled in STEMM studies at Ohio public universities. To date, more than $110 million in scholarships have been awarded to Choose Ohio First scholars. Two in five recipients are first-generation college students. Choose Ohio First is part of the state’s strategic effort to strengthen Ohio’s position in world markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology, and alternative energy.