The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program awards Ohio colleges, universities and their business partners that have developed innovative academic programs to recruit and retain more Ohio students into STEMM fields. The funding that they receive is used to offer scholarships for those programs to current and potential students.
Through generous support from the Ohio Board of Regents Case Western Reserve University participates in the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program. The funding CWRU receives is used to offer scholarships in the following programs:
The Success in Mathematics program is awarded to first-year STEMM majors who enroll in Math 121 or Math 125 during their Fall semester. Students work closely with their course instructors to develop a plan for successful completion of their mathematics requirements. Additionally, scholarship recipients participate in a series of social, educational, and mentoring events throughout the year that culminates with a mandatory research poster session each spring.
Past programming events have included:
Eligible first-year students are invited to apply in August. Choose Ohio First Scholars who maintain good academic standing, demonstrate satisfactory progress toward a STEMM degree, and participate in required program activities may renew the scholarship for up to four years (8 semesters) total.
Christopher Butler, Mathematics Department
The primary objective of this Choose Ohio First Scholarship (COF) Program is to support increased higher education participation and success of Ohio students in bioinformatics, computational biology and health informatics. Bioinformatics, computational biology, imaging, clinical and translational informatics, health informatics are broad areas concerned with the study and application of computer science, information science, informatics, cognitive science and human-computer interaction in the practice of biomedicine and healthcare.
Email application material including cv, faculty mentor support letter and an activity plan. We are moving from a biannual application (fall and spring) to annual application at the beginning of fall semester. COF awards are renewable based on satisfactory participation in planned activities and progress towards academic objectives.
The Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (SYBB) Ph.D. program at CWRU offers trainees the opportunity to combine both experimental and computational or mathematical disciplines to understand complex biological systems and disease processes at the molecular level. The goal of this program is to produce scientists who are leaders in interdisciplinary research.
The SYBB program will train scientists who are able to generate and analyze high dimensional experimental data for biomedical research and who can also develop physical or computational models of the molecular components that drive the emergent properties of the system under study. The focus areas of the program are molecular systems biology and systems medicine.
SYBB students will be invited to apply upon enrollment into the SYBB program.
Joan Schenkel, SYBB Program Coordinator
The purpose of this program is to expand the number of primary care advanced practice nurses in Ohio and to support Cleveland State University Nursing students transitioning into the MSN program at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University. Two courses taken at CSU will be applied toward MSN course requirements at CWRU.
Eligible students will be invited to apply; information sessions will be presented at CSU during the fall semester each year. Applications accepted in fall prior to start of spring semester to facilitate course planning.
Elizabeth Madigan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing