Choose Ohio First (COFN)
Advancing STEM and STEM Education
The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is designed to significantly strengthen Ohio's competitiveness within STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, math, medicine) through STEM education. Choose Ohio First provides scholarships to students in innovative academic programs developed by Ohio's colleges and universities and their business partners to recruit and retain more students in STEM field majors.
Choose Ohio First funds higher education and business collaborations that will have the most impact on Ohio’s position in world markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology and alternative energy. These collaborations will ultimately produce substantive improvements to the pipeline of STEM graduates and STEM educators in Ohio. Choose Ohio First is a part of a strategic effort to bolster Ohio’s economic strength by ensuring a ready workforce for STEM-related industries such as nursing.
The COFN Scholarship application period for the 2014-2015 Academic Year will open in May 2014.
In order to be eligible to apply during the next application period, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be an Ohio resident
- Be accepted into an OU Nursing program
- Be actively enrolled in OU Nursing courses for Fall Semester 2014