Choose Ohio First Scholarship

Dayton Collaborative Choose Ohio First Scholarships are multi-year renewable scholarships, varying in amounts from $1,500 to $4,700 annually (amount based on a student’s full-time or part-time status). The scholarships are awarded to promising undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine (STEMM).

Eligible Majors
Geospatial Technology
Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

The Dayton Collaborative Choose Ohio First Institutions

These higher education institutions are partnered with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and nearly 500 representatives from government, industry and health care:

Central State University Southern State Community College
Clark State Community College University of Dayton
Edison Community College Wittenberg University
Sinclair Community College Wright State University

Hands-on Experience

STEMM scholars are expected to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and to participate in designated "learning-by-doing" experiences (internships, co-ops, service learning/civic engagement, undergraduate research, etc.). It is the goal of the Dayton Region Collaborative to provide experiences linked to the Research Scholars Program. COF scholars across the Dayton region, for example, would have the opportunity to spend a summer or an intersession working with Research Scholars, then spend the following summer or intersession working with business and industry partners. Attractive internship and/or opportunities for clinical experiences will be available through WPAFB-AFRL, NASA Glenn, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Qbase, local and regional hospitals, and numerous other sites.

How to Apply

  • Must have completed the admissions process to Clark State Community College.
  • Must complete the FAFSA.
  • Complete the Personal Information Required (on back of Choose Ohio First application).
  • Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from an instructor, supervisor, co-worker, etc. (no family members please).
  • Personal statement: 500 words or less describing your career goals.

Return completed application (PDF) to the Clark State Admissions Office by the stated deadline.

Clark State Community College
Admissions Office
P.O. Box 570
Springfield, OH 45501-0570

Clark State Greene Center
Admissions Office
3775 Pentagon Boulevard
Beavercreek, OH 45431


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