New scholarships will be available to support students pursuing computer science degrees at the University of Findlay, thanks to a $347,655 Choose Ohio First grant.
Current graduating high school seniors from Ohio entering the University of Findlay for the 2020 – 2021 academic year will be the first group able to benefit from the new scholarships.
Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner announced that the state’s Choose Ohio First initiative will support 35 colleges and universities across Ohio with $20 million in scholarships for students in technology over the next five years.
Choose Ohio First began in 2008, and is part of a strategic effort to promote Ohio student enrollment in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM). The latest Choose Ohio First awards are designed to strengthen the state’s workforce in computer science-related fields such as cybersecurity and coding.
“The Choose Ohio First program is one of our state’s best tools to increase the number of students preparing to work in STEMM-related fields,” Husted said. “In today’s technology-infused economy, every industry and business has important tech-focused jobs and training Ohioans for careers in those positions is key to growing our economy.”
University of Findlay President, Katherine Fell, Ph.D., expressed her gratitude for the award: “The University of Findlay is honored to receive this generous support in behalf of our outstanding students and grateful to Ohio for helping prepare tomorrow’s leaders in STEMM fields.”
The University of Findlay offers degrees in computer science, combined with five emphasis areas: business, computer systems, data analytics, information assurance, web and database, and mathematics. For more information about University of Findlay’s Department of Computer Science, visit www.findlay.edu/sciences/computer-science/.