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Rhodes State has been awarded a Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship grant by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.  The grant provides scholarships to students majoring in disciplines that significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) education and industry.

The competitive COF scholarships will be awarded to high achieving students enrolling in a COF-eligible program at Rhodes State. Minimum awards are $1500 per year for students pursuing an Associate’s Degree and $500 per year for students pursuing a certificate.

To be eligible for COF scholarships students must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete a FAFSA
  • An Ohio resident with the current legal status to remain permanently in the United States.
  • Cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher on a 4.0 GPA scale, based on high school, transfer, or Rhodes State transcript
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credits of college-level classes listed in the curriculum for the student’s major
  • Declared major in an approved COF-eligible STEMM discipline– listed below

Want to learn more? Contact the Financial Aid OfficeThe Office of Financial Aid will award the grant to students that have met the requirements of the grant on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Choose Ohio First Eligible Programs