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Choose Ohio First STEM Scholars Program

The Baldwin Wallace University STEM Scholars program is an innovative, proven program that prepares students for successful careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

BW's STEM Scholars receive holistic support and are twice as likely to graduate with a bachelor's degree in a STEM major and do so within four years.

In addition to scholarships for first-year and transfer students, this initiative provides financial support for students in healthcare-specific post-baccalaureate and graduate programs.

Contact us for more information or apply for a scholarship.

Choose Ohio First Scholarship

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The Choose Ohio First Scholarship is designed to significantly strengthen Ohio's competitiveness within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, as well as STEM education and healthcare fields.

Choose Ohio First Scholarships at BW

BW awards substantial Choose Ohio First Scholarships, in keeping with the State's goal of improving access to higher education. BW students who are awarded a Choose Ohio First Scholarship are automatically granted membership in BW’s STEM Scholars program.

Designated Choose Ohio First programs:

  • Integrate with regional economies and meet statewide educational needs.
  • Facilitate the completion of baccalaureate degrees in cost-effective manners.
  • Recruit underrepresented STEM student groups including women and students of color.

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 part of a strategic effort to bolster Ohio's economic strength by ensuring a ready workforce for STEM-related industries.

Benefits of BW STEM and Becoming a STEM Scholar

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Contact Us

Please contact us to learn more about the BW STEM Scholars program:

Katie Adkins, M.Ed.
Director, BW Choose Ohio First STEM Scholars Program, (440) 826-3408

Alumni Success

portrait of Amelisa Fatu

Amelisa Fatu ’20 is currently a risk management analyst with Energy Harbor. Through the BW STEM Scholars program, she attended NASA’s Space Center U, participated in faculty-student collaborative research and engaged in an actuarial internship at National Interstate Insurance. She earned a double degree in mathematics and economics with a minor in statistics.

portrait of Givaughna Garrett

Givaughna Garrett '20 is pursuing a M.S. in Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. As a STEM Scholar, she met with a success coach to identify challenges and goals, served as a STEM Scholars Peer Mentor, attended NASA's Space Center U, and completed a neuroscience lab internship at Cleveland Clinic. She earned a biology degree with a neuroscience minor.

portrait of Terrell Mitchell

Terrell Mitchell ’20 is a technical analyst at KeyBank. At BW, he presented at the Choose Ohio First Student Showcase, led LinkedIn workshops for STEM students, worked for BW's IT Support Services and completed a cybersecurity internship at KeyBank. He earned a degree in computer information systems with minors in French and business management.