Choose Ohio First

Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program- Transfer Application

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Application form for transfer students to CSU (first term of enrollment at CSU Spring 2021 or Fall 2021)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​*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 2021 or Fall 2021
  • Be an Ohio resident 
  • Have an undergraduate degree plan for an eligible STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, nursing or 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.