Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards

Endowed Scholarships

    The College of Sciences and Health Professions Dean’s Office administers the endowed scholarships listed below.  The application period for each scholarship occurs late in the Spring semester, with the scholarship funds applying to the upcoming academic year.  Applications are generally made available in late March, with a due date of May 1st.  Please review the criteria below, and submit an application to each scholarship for which you are eligible. 
     

    DiCorleto Family Endowed Scholarship

    • For undergraduate students in the College of Sciences and Health Professions who are playing a varsity sport
    • Preference will be given to students who are graduates of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    • Award is renewable

    General Electric Scholars

    The GE Scholarship Program is made possible through a gift from General Electric Company. Each year, a minimum of 5 students will be selected as GE Scholars. Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    1. Applicants must be currently enrolled at CSU as full-time undergraduate students, with a class status of rising sophomore, junior or senior;
    2. Applicants must demonstrate financial need;
    3. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA at or above 3.0;
    4. Applicants must submit an essay on the topic “How do you plan to use your STEM education at Cleveland State University to improve the human condition locally, nationally and/or globally?”

    Preference will be given to applicants who are graduates of MC2STEM High School and are majoring in a STEM program at Cleveland State (or MC2STEM graduates majoring in non-STEM programs at Cleveland State, if there are insufficient candidates in STEM programs). Students majoring in STEM programs at Cleveland State who are graduates of any school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are also encouraged to apply.

    This scholarship is renewable by re-application, with preference given to current GE Scholars (with consideration to class standing and program of study) and GE Scholars who have completed an internship or co-op with GE.


    The Hopkins Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • ​Applicants must be currently enrolled at Cleveland State University
    • Preference will be given to students studying psychology or pre-veterinary medicine, or those who intend to pursue a career in veterinary medicine or animal welfare.
    • This scholarship is intended to be the financial support students need to work less.

    Irene Frangos Endowed Scholarship

    • For students who are undergraduate majors within the College of Sciences and Health Professions, with demonstrated academic achievement, proven financial need, and great promise for successfully completing their baccalaureate degree
    • Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in medical research, biomedical research, or some related field that has a focus in the research of the cause and cure of leukemia or cancer in general

    John and Florence Vitullo Endowed Scholarship

    • For students who are undergraduate majors within the College of Sciences and Health Professions, with demonstrated financial need
    • Award is renewable

    The Josephine E. Lesh and Bessie H. Laurie Endowed Scholarship 

    • One scholarship provided annually to an undergraduate within the College of Sciences and Health Professions.  Recipient must be a junior or senior-level student in good standing with the university, and must have a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA.
    • Award is renewable.

    The Kurt and Tammie Packer Scholarship in Health

    Kurt and Tammie give where they volunteer, and Kurt is a new member of the College of Sciences and Health Professions’ Visiting Committee.  They direct their philanthropy to organizations that will support local individuals in need and where they believe they can make a significant impact.  Kurt’s career has been in health care companies, and in our quickly changing landscape in health care, he and his wife would like to support students who will become future health care workers.

    Applicants must:

    • Be currently enrolled at or admitted to Cleveland State;
    • Be a junior or senior (minimum 60 earned credit hours) by the start of Spring 2017;
    • Have a declared major in a health-related field (such as a program in Health Sciences or a pre-professional program) within the College of Sciences and Health Professions;
    • Demonstrate academic success in the opinion of the Scholarship Committee;
    • Demonstrate financial need.

    Leah S. Gary Endowed Scholarship

    • For students who are undergraduate majors within the College of Sciences and Health Professions, with preference for those with demonstrated financial need
    • Preference shall also be given to a student from the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, or socially and economically disadvantaged students
    • Award is renewable

    Sersig/Brandt Family Endowed Scholarship

    • For students pursuing a major leading to a career in biological or health sciences, or in teaching science
    • Preference will be given to students  who are juniors or seniors
    • Students majoring in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, or Speech and Hearing are not preferred candidates
    • Awarded based upon academic merit and demonstrated financial need
    • Award is renewable

    Some academic programs within the College of Sciences and Health Professions offer additional scholarship opportunities.  For more information on these awards, please visit the individual department websites.  A full listing of all available awards, by program, can be found here: http://www.csuohio.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-major.

    Other potential sources of scholarships and awards include:

    • Choose Ohio First  (CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLY TO CONTINUING COF SCHOLARS)
      A state-funded scholarship aimed at graduating more students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). Currently, CSU offers six different Choose Ohio First programs, including Success in Mathematics for which most COSHP undergraduates are eligible; Bioscience and Healthcare; and Pre-Health Professions.

    • STEM Programs
      CSU offers a wide range of innovative programs that are supported by the National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, State of Ohio, and local funders. Many include a scholarship or stipend, including University Scholars in STEMTrio McNair Scholars Program, and Operation STEM.
    • Ohio Academy of Science
      A professional organization that promotes awards and scholarships for science students in Ohio. Visit http://www.ohiosci.org/.
    • Financial Aid
      A vast majority of CSU students receive financial assistance through grants, loans and federal work-study. For more information, please contact allin1@csuohio.edu or visit the Office of Financial Aid.