Cleveland State University

Student Success in Mathematics

A "Choose Ohio 1st" Scholarship Program


Welcome to the Success in Math web site. This site answers the following questions: Which institutions in northeast Ohio are involved in the Success in Math program (a Choose Ohio 1st scholarship program), what do they hope to accomplish and how?

Six northeastern Ohio institutions of higher education entered into a partnership to help bridge the gap in mathematics preparation between high school and college. The collaborating institutions are Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Cuyahoga Community College, Kent State University, the University of Akron and Youngstown State University. Each institution will be offering 20 scholarships each year for the next four years to students interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) major. The scholarships are funded by the State of Ohio and the criteria for the awarding of the scholarships varies among the six institutions. For additional details on how to apply, please follow the links to each institution's site that are located in the column to the right.

Click here to download sample course schedules for several STEM majors. Each sample schedule includes corresponding transfer credit courses from Lorain Community College, Tri-C, and Lakeland Community College.

Check out our 2009 Choose Ohio First in Math online Poster Session the 2010 Choose Ohio First in Math online Poster Session the 2011 Choose Ohio First in Math Poster Session, and the 2012 Choose Ohio First in Math Poster Session by students from Cleveland State University, University of Akron, Kent State University, Tri-C, Youngstown State University, and Case Western Reserve University.

The "Choose Ohio First" Website listing all participating universities

A Calendar of Events for CSU's NSF STEM and Choose Ohio First in Math students.

Application forms:

Are you interested in applying for a scholarship? Here is an online application form:

  • The University Scholars in STEM has scholarships with an annual value between $2000 and $10,000. This scholarship is funded by the National Science Foundation. This program is for students entering their sophomore year of study, having a GPA of 3.0 overall and majoring in a STEM discipline. No new applications for 2012-2013 are being accepted at this time due to NSF funding issues. Please check back in the fall of 2012 for more updates.

Here are some other interesting math web sites to check out:

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Mailing Address
Student Success in Mathematics
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RT 1515
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes Tower, Room 1515
Phone: 216-687-4680
Fax: 216-523-7340

Contact Information
Leah Gold
Success in Math Coordinator
Rhodes Tower, Room 1531
Phone: 216-687-4565
Fax: 216-523-7340

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