Choose Ohio First

Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program - Transfer Application

Application form for transfer students to CSU (first term of enrollment at CSU Spring or Fall 2023)

*Scholarship availabilty based on continued state funding

Who Can Apply?

To be considered, you must: 

  • Be a new Cleveland State University (CSU) student, enrolled full time starting in Spring or Fall 2023
  • Be an Ohio resident 
  • Have an undergraduate degree plan for an eligible STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine) major 
  • Have a commitment to COF program requirements 
  • Have a current FAFSA on file with Financial Aid (
  • Not already be receiving a full scholarship 
  • Have a transfer GPA of at least a 3.25 (*Note some programs may require higher entrance criteria)

*The Choose Ohio First program is only for students pursuing a first time undergraduate degree. Post-baccalaureate students are ineligible for this program.


You must be an Ohio resident to be considered for this program.
Enter preferred telephone contact information.
Please indicate semester you plan to start at CSU.
If you are interested in “pre-med”, and want to participate in the program, you must also be in one of these eligible majors.
List the High School(s) you attended. If more than one indicate the one that you graduated from.

Colleges Attended

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I certify that the information provided on this application is accurate, complete and subject to verification. I understand that all required application information will be evaluated for eligibility purposes. I also understand that any misrepresentation or omission may be cause for the University to deny or cancel my application, or revoke any scholarship award, if discovered subsequently. I authorize the release of my academic information by each school I have attended (including high school, college or university). I further authorize the sharing of academic information provided in my application for admission to Cleveland State University.

General Program Requirements: 

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in an eligible STEMM major  (Typically 15 credit hours per semester)
  • Participate in required cohort activities (i.e.- meetings, poster sessions, etc.) 
  • Meet with assigned advisor at least once a semester  
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher 
  • Make progress toward an eligible STEMM degree 
  • Participate in a work-based experience (internship, co-op, research)
  • Have a 4-year graduation plan approved by your major advisor (exceptions may be made for dual majors, students participating in a co-op, etc.)