Cleveland State University

Choose Ohio First: Pre-Professional Programs


Incoming freshman and sophomores are encouraged to apply; however, preference is given to juniors and seniors in the Urban Health Partnership.

Cleveland State University has a long history of preparing outstanding students for a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinarian studies, and other medical fields.  This state-funded scholarship program is designed to attract and retain the best and the brightest students in these areas.  

The program will award scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to $5,200 per year to students involved in pre-professional studies, especially those students who choose to dedicate themselves to urban health.  Although the program cannot guarantee acceptance into a pre-professional program for an advanced degree, components of the program are designed to maximize your chances.

Who Can Apply?

  • Cleveland State University student, enrolled Fall 2014 (anticipated)
  • Ohio resident
  • Pre-professional student actively earning an undergraduate degree.  (Note that “pre-professional” is not itself a major, but usually a designed track within a degree program.)
  • Preference will be given to students admitted to the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Commitment to Choose Ohio First program requirements
  • Current FAFSA on file with Financial Aid

What are the Program Requirements?

  • Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series—a lunch-time opportunity to get together with the entire student cohort and participate in activities or hear speakers with topics of interest.
  • Journal Club—a monthly gathering to discuss emerging research focused on evidence-based practice in urban primary care.
  • Career Guidance/Advice—regular interactions with career counselors to explore your future in or out of medicine.
  • Mentoring Program—interactions with secondary and early-matriculation students who are also interested in the medical professions.
  • Other programs as they are developed to enhance your success.

How do I apply?

  • 2015 application coming soon.
  • Include copy of transcripts to date (unofficial is OK!)
  • Submit to Dr. David W. Ball, Department of Chemistry, CSU, Room SR 397.
  • For more information, call 216-687-2451 or email d.ball@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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