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Future Scientists Scholarship Program – Full Tuition for CSCC STEM Students


If you are a graduating senior interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math or medicine, you may be able to attend Columbus State tuition-free with the Future Scientists of Ohio Scholarship and complete the first two years of your bachelor's degree with no college debt!

Who it's for: Students who plan to get an Associate of Science degree in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medical fields and who plan to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in science, mathematics or engineering at any four-year university.

Current Students

The Application Deadline has passed for 2016

This scholarship will pay for one year of tuition for Autumn '16 and Spring '17 semesters only.

  • Current (within the academic year) CSCC student
  • Associate of Science Degree student with plans to transfer to a four year college/university and major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine
  • Must plan to attend CSCC full time
  • Completion of 30 semester credit hours by the end of the Spring 2016 semester.
  • Successful completion of Engl. 1100
  • Credit for any of the following:
    Bio 1113
    Bio 2000 level and above
    Chem 1171
    Physics 1200 or 1250
  • Eligibility to take Math 1151
  • A cumulative CSCC grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Must be an Ohio resident
  • Must not have any prior college degree (Associates or Bachelors)
  • Students accepted into the scholarship program must plan to attend STEM Club meetings throughout the year (meetings are held every other Friday at 1pm)
  • Must provide letter of recommendation from a CSCC science or mathematics instructor that refers to the student's abilities in science and/or math
  • Must provide a copy of CSCC transcripts (can be printed from Cougarweb)
  • Please submit letter of recommendation to Laura Shady either via email ( or by mailing it to Nestor Hall, room 432.    550 East Spring St. Columbus OH 43215

For more information contact Laura Shady at

2016 High School Graduates

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

 Application Deadline: April 1, 2016- application period has closed

  • Be accepted to Columbus State Community College (Continue to college application).
  • Students must plan to attend the STEM Summer Bridge program in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship. Summer Bridge Program info
  • Take the Compass Placement Test and successfully place into Math 1149 and English 1100. (or equivalent placement by ACT scores)
  • Have a high school GPA of at least a B for all academic courses.
  • Demonstrate successful completion of academically rigorous high school science courses, including two of the following three: (1) a two-semester sequence in biology,  (2) a two-semester sequence in chemistry,  (3) a two-semester sequence in physics.
  • Demonstrate successful completion of academically rigorous courses in mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Have a composite ACT score of 23 or higher, with scores of at least 19 for English and 25 for mathematics, or an SAT score of 1200 or higher.
  • Write an essay that explains (a) why the student wants to be part of this program, (b) why the student should be chosen for this program, (c) how the student’s future goals would be enhanced by participation in this program.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a science or mathematics teacher that refers to the student’s abilities in science and a science laboratory, the likelihood of success in completing an academic degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, the willingness to work both independently and cooperatively in team projects, and the willingness to accept personal responsibility for his or her academic success. The letter must be on a school's letterhead and include contact information for the letter-writer (phone and e-mail).
  • Candidates must be incoming students. This scholarship is not open to people who already have a college degree. It is not open to current students with 20 hours of college credit or more, unless they earned the credits through a College Credit Plus program.
  • Must be an Ohio resident.
  • Students accepted into the program must plan to attend STEM Club meetings throughout the year (meetings are held every other Friday at 1pm).
  • Applications must be complete, with all information received before the deadline.
  • Please submit letter of recommendation to Laura Shady either via email ( or by mailing it to Nestor Hall, room 432.  550 East Spring St. Columbus OH 43215