Choose Ohio First (COF) scholarships are available to selected undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Medicine (STEMM). The COF scholarships are competitive scholarships, varying in amounts from $1,500 to $4,700 annually.
COF Scholarship Applicants,
PLEASE READ this message carefully - it contains a very important update about the Choose Ohio First (COF) scholarship program.
The Choose Ohio First program is sponsored by the Ohio Board of Regents and funded by the state of Ohio to encourage students to enter and graduate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Wright State's COF grant expires on June 30, 2013 and we have applied for participation in the follow-up COF program, known as COF 2.0. We fully expect to receive funding for scholarships through the COF 2.0 program, but we currently do not know when or how much WSU will receive.
A recent letter from the Board of Regents on the continuation of the COF program stated, "we await the amount in the final signed (State of Ohio) budget. Regardless of the outcome, our priority will first and foremost be awards to eligible existing students, so that they will have the opportunity to have the benefit of this investment through the completion of their degree." This, too, is our priority. However, until the budget is passed and we receive official notification indicating that we are a COF 2.0 grant recipient, we cannot award scholarships. Our goal is to continue COF awards to students who are meeting all the requirements for the scholarship. However, we do not know if and when this might occur (or if we will receive sufficient funding to award scholarships to all eligible students).
Given the state budgeting process with the new fiscal year does not begin until July 1, we don't anticipate any grant award happening until after this date. It could potentially be much later than this, i.e., after the academic year begins in August.
Should WSU receive a COF grant AFTER the academic year begins, we will extend scholarship offers and help you work with the Office of Financial Aid in adjusting your aid package (to your benefit) as much as possible.
Thank you for your patience. Please watch this website for updates
How to apply for a 2013/14 COF Scholarship
The closing date for applications is February 15, 2013.
Current WSU undergraduate or graduate students, admitted transfer students, and admitted high school seniors who are Ohio residents pursuing degrees in eligible Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Medicine (STEMM) areas; 3.0 GPA or above, and are legal Ohio residents.
High school seniors admitted to Wright State University must have successfully completed the Ohio college-preparatory curriculum; and minimum Math ACT score of 27 or Math SAT score of 620.
How to Apply
Complete the Online Choose Ohio First Scholarship Application.
Prepare now! Type your brief educational goal statement and professional career goal statement and store as a Word document (3,500 characters allowed - only 300-350 words preferred).
||February 15 (prior to the start of the academic year)
||Awards vary from $1,500 to $4,700
||Yes, as funds are available from the State of Ohio
Interested Students must be one of the following:
- Current Wright State undergraduate or graduate students
- Admitted high school students entering Wright State as undergraduate students in the fall
- Admitted transfer students entering Wright State fall 2012
Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Be an Ohio Resident
- Intend to enroll or be currently enrolled in a STEMM program (view list of eligible majors)
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (current college GPA for Wright State or transfer students, or cumulative high school GPA for admitted high school students)
- Admitted high school students entering Wright State as undergraduate students this fall MUST have successfully completed the Ohio college-preparatory curriculum; and minimum Math ACT score of 27 or Math SAT score of 620
General application information is available here.
As a recipient of the COF Scholarship, students are required to satisfy 3 main components.
For information contact Michael Reynolds