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Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program at Youngstown State University

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 do so, the program provides scholarship dollars to state colleges and universities to fund academic programs and recruit students into STEM by offering scholarships. At YSU, scholarships are available for current and incoming students who attend full-time and choose to study in one of the following areas:



Computer Science

 Computer Information Systems

 Information Technology

Environmental Studies



Math Education


Engineering (any field)


At Youngstown State University, Choose Ohio First money is used to support two programs:

Summer Math Bridge Program

STEM Scholarship Program

Summer Math Bridge Program: June 13th - July 8th 8:30 am to noon. 

What is it? The summer math bridge program intends to bridge the gap between what students learn in algebra II and what they need to know to be successful in pre-calculus and calculus. The goal is to help students graduate from high school calculus-ready.

Who is eligible? The summer math bridge program is intended for current high school students who have completed at least algebra II and are interested in pursuing a STEM field in college.

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Scholarship Program

Choose Ohio First Scholarship funding for new students is currently unavailable. We are in the process of applying for Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program funding, to be available beginning Fall 2017. For more information on the status of the Choose Ohio First Scholarship program at YSU, or for information on other YSU STEM Scholarship opportunities, please contact Emilie Eberth at 330.941.2884 oregeberth AT ysu DOT edu. 

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