College of Arts and Letters

Choose Ohio First Scholarship

Eligible Majors in the College of Arts and Letters

First-year and transfer students in these majors are eligible for this scholarship.

  • Data Analytics
  • Geography

Scholarship Value

  • Up to $5,700 per year for a maximum of four years

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: Each applicant must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident alien and a resident of Ohio.
  • Major: First-year and transfer students must be accepted into one or more of the CAL majors listed above. See eligible majors outside the College of Arts and Letters.
  • Academic GPA:  First-year students applying for admission must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Transfer students must have a higher education GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Both first-year and transfer students will be required to submit: 
    • An online application form
    • A personal statement (up to 500 words) on your interest in Data, Environment, Energy, Entrepreneurialism or Sustainability, and how this program can enhance your chosen career.  

Scholarship Name: Choose Ohio for Data, Environment, Energy, Entrepreneurialism and Sustainability (COD3ES)

  • The University of Toledo is excited to announce that we received a grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education to increase the number of graduates equipped with the entrepreneurial training needed to translate innovative ideas in the solar, water quality, and sustainable technology sectors into economic growth for the State of Ohio. The five-year Choose Ohio for Data, Environment, Energy, Entrepreneurialism and Sustainability (COD3ES) scholarship program project provides financial support and an ecosystem of high-impact curricular and co-curricular activities to increase the success of academically talented students. Each scholarship amounts up to $5,700 per year for up to four years.

  • A total of 14 students per year will be awarded the scholarship each year and they will gain work experience or research opportunities in the solar energy, water quality, and sustainable technologies fields. The students will also be given advanced training in entrepreneurial minded learning (EML), equity training, leadership training and participate in design challenges to make our world more sustainable.

  • This program is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Engineering, and the College of Natural Science and Mathematics  at The University of Toledo. Majors that can have a positive impact in the areas, such as solar energy, water quality, and sustainable technologies fields are encouraged to apply to the program.

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Not eligible for the Choose Ohio scholarship? Explore other scholarship options in the College of Arts and Letters. 

Last Updated: 7/26/23