University of Findlay will receive funds for a new Choose Ohio First (COF) STEMM scholarship for students in computer science, pharmacy, health professions, environmental safety, adolescent/young adult (AYA) math or science, and biology programs.
Nearly $70 million will be awarded to COF programs to support an estimated 6,400 students at 57 Ohio colleges and universities. According to the Ohio Department of Higher Education, this scholarship “will boost Ohio’s efforts to strengthen the state’s workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”
“The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is an important initiative of the state designed to increase the number of college and university graduates in STEMM disciplines,” said Jeffrey Frye, Ph.D., dean of the College of Sciences at University of Findlay. “The hope, or goal, of the scholarship program is to slow the ‘brain drain’ from Ohio by connecting students with employers in Ohio through programmatic, work-related opportunities while the students are earning their degrees.”
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall of 2021 and may provide students up to $8,000 per academic year for four-year programs. Recipients must be Ohio residents or graduates of Ohio high schools, enrolled in an eligible program, and meet additional academic requirements defined by the University.
Darin Fields, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, stated, “The scholarship support from the Choose Ohio First program allows students interested in STEMM fields to study at the University of Findlay in a supportive cohort environment that enriches their college experience through unique events and scholarly opportunities. The close interaction among COF students and our faculty leads to a wide range of rewarding outcomes and experiences for our students.
For more information on this scholarship or the COF program, visit the Choose Ohio First Scholarship webpage, or contact Jeff Frye, Ph.D., dean of the college of sciences and assistant professor of chemistry, at firstname.lastname@example.org.