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Academic Support


Unprecedented support to help you succeed: 
With the help of a Choose Ohio First grant, Columbus State is promising an unprecedented level of support to Future Scientists students.

Summer bridge program: Scholarship recipients will participate in a summer program that will orient them to the college and provide time for tutoring so that all students can successfully enter their college courses in the fall.

Small class size: Students will take their classes with other scholarship recipients. Class size will not exceed 25. Professors know and help their students.

Tutoring: The program provides free tutoring for students.

Mentoring: Students will be given the opportunity to work with a faculty member who can help guide their college careers.

Free textbooks: Electronic textbooks for some science courses can be downloaded 

Field trips: Future scientists will go on field trips throughout the school year. Field trip destinations will be chosen to match the students’ interests.

Speaker series: Students will be able to learn about careers from people who work in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Community service opportunities: Students will be asked to “give back” by participating in our Fantastic Fridays program, when middle and high-school students visit Columbus State to engage in lab activities. Once students become sophomores, they will be asked to serve as mentors for the incoming class of freshmen scientists.

Internships: There is also potential for paid internships at companies and in research labs.