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Choose Ohio First
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The Choose Ohio First Scholarship is designed to significantly strengthen Ohio's competitiveness within STEMM disciplines and STEMM education. Choose Ohio First funds bachelor's degrees that will have the most impact on Ohio's position in world markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology and alternative energy. Choose Ohio First programs are integrated with regional economies through partnerships with industry leaders and meet statewide educational needs.

The DeWine-Husted Administration expanded the Choose Ohio First Scholarship by $12 million per year. This expansion will help serve additional students and improve scholarship benefits for those seeking a degree in the STEMM disciplines at one of 47 designated public and private colleges and universities in Ohio.