Notre Dame College Awarded State Funding for STEMM Scholarships

Notre Dame College has received a renewable Ohio Higher Education Choose Ohio First program grant, with more than $300,000 in funding anticipated for students in the sciences over the next four years.

The College has been awarded $76,250 for the upcoming academic year through the state initiative aimed at enrolling and graduating more students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine, or STEMM, programs. The grant, which may be renewed based on scholar achievement, persistence and completion, will provide financial aid to more than 60 Notre Dame students, with an emphasis on those studying biology, chemistry and environmental science.

Recognizing that a workforce trained in these areas is essential for strengthening the economy, the State created this funding source to provide scholarships and support to Ohio residents who wish to pursue degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine (STEMM) at the College.

The program is aimed at enrolling and graduating more students in STEMM programs. This latest STEMM award will provide financial aid to approximately 62 Notre Dame students who are science majors with an emphasis on those studying biology, chemistry, environmental science. 

The Center on Education and the Workforce estimates that eight million new jobs will be available in STEMM-related fields by 2018. The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is part of the state's strategic effort to significantly strengthen Ohio's position in world markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology and alternative energy.

Under the program, scholarships can range between $1,500 - $7,000. The scholarships are renewable and may be awarded even if a student is already receiving scholarship support from other sources. Scholarships are for tuition, so a student with a full-tuition scholarship is not eligible.  Among students selected to become Choose Ohio First scholars, award amounts are determined based upon unmet financial need with all eligible students awarded at least $1,500 per academic year.

31 March 2017


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