Central State University Offers New Scholarship for STEM Majors

Central State University, the historically Black educational institution in Wilberforce, Ohio, is offering a new $10,000 renewable scholarship for Ohio residents who are majoring in particular STEM fields or in agriculture. The scholarships are available to first-year students and community college transfers and can be renewed each year.

The Broadening Ohio’s Workforce in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-Agriculture scholarship is made available by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. To be eligible, students must be Ohio residents and have had a minimum 3.0 grade point average in high school or community college. Incoming first-year students must also have achieved a score of at least 22 on the ACT college entrance examination. The mean score for African Americans on the ACT test nationwide is 17 on a scale of 1 to 36.

Those seeking the scholarships must also submit a personal essay and a recommendation from a past teacher. They must declare an intended major in manufacturing engineering, environmental engineering, water resources management, biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, sustainable agriculture, or agriculture education.

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