Cleveland State University

Choose Ohio First: Bioscience and Healthcare

This state-funded scholarship program unites Cleveland State University, Baldwin-Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University, and Cuyahoga Community College. Working with key stakeholders in industry—BioEnterprise, The Cleveland Clinic and JumpStart—partners will share best practices, cross market existing programs and develop new joint initiatives to build a community of learning across institutions. Each educational institution will award scholarships (between $1500 and $4,700 per year) to students in bioscience or healthcare who are interested in science entrepreneurship. Students in the bioscience and healthcare related fields are encouraged to consider careers in high-tech, biotech, and healthcare based start-up companies.

Who can apply?

You must:

  • Be a Cleveland State University student, enrolled Fall 2014
  • Be an Ohio resident
  • Be a college junior, senior, master student or post baccalaureate student
  • Be a College of Science and Health Professions or College of Engineering Major in a health or bioscience related field such as chemistry, biology, health science, biomedical engineering, biomedical physics, etc.
  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Be committed to the Choose Ohio First program requirements

Note: Students on full scholarships are not eligible.

What are the program requirements?

Choose Ohio First Scholars will be required to engage in three activities during the award period:

  1. Research Experience—an independent research project in the laboratory
  2. Internship/Co-op Experience—an immersion experience in industry or a working laboratory
  3. Entrepreneurial Experience—mentoring by local science entrepreneurs, bioscience business incubators, or start-up companies

How do I apply?

2014 Application
Renewal Application

For more information, please contact:
Dr. John Turner
Phone: 216.687.2465
Email: j.f.turner@csuohio.edu

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave. MC 412
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Location
1899 East 22nd Street
MC 412
216-687-5559

Contact
Dr. Peter Meiksins
Honors Program Director
p.meiksins@csuohio.edu



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