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State of Ohio awards University nearly $1.1 million for Choose Ohio First scholarships for STEM, health science students

The state of Ohio awarded the University of Dayton nearly $1.1 million for Choose Ohio First scholarships during the next five years to recruit and support students in science, health, technology, engineering and mathematics.

"UD is passionately committed to supporting advanced STEM education and workforce development for Ohio students, which in turn will support Ohio's economic development," said Paul H. Benson, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs.

Students enrolling in or transferring to an undergraduate major in one of the related fields at the University are eligible. Students are eligible for the scholarships starting in August 2021.

The University will provide matching funds to support the program.

"The University of Dayton has a long tradition of graduating highly accomplished students in STEM and health fields," said Ohio Chancellor Randy Gardner. "The University is a valued partner in continuing to recruit and educate students in these fields, and we hope those students stay in state to contribute to Ohio's economy."

For more information about the Choose Ohio First program for students at the University of Dayton, contact Catherine Mix, assistant vice president for strategic enrollment management and director of financial aid, at 937-229-4311.

For more information on the state's Choose Ohio First program, visit

For interviews at the University of Dayton, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communications, at 937-229-3391 or For interviews with the State of Ohio, contact Jeff Robinson, director of communications with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, at 614-752-9487 or


News and Communications Staff