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STEMM Professional Preparation Program

Choose Ohio First

Students pursuing science and technology majors are eligible to apply for Choose Ohio First Scholarships. These awards of $4,095 are funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education and John Carroll University through our STEMM Professional Preparation Program and may be used in addition to any other sources of financial aid.

Eligibility for Incoming Freshman:

Applicants must be residents of Ohio; accepted as an undergraduate student; have a current FAFSA on file; and interest in any of these majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Data Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology with a Neuroscience Concentration

Competitive incoming freshmen applicants will have a minimum 3.5 high school overall grade point average.


  • Financial support and connections to faculty and peer mentors.
  • Activities and advising will help you develop the potential to conduct research at JCU and beyond.
  • Unique opportunities to engage in research early in your studies.
  • Training in professional development and entrepreneurship.