Scholarship Program helps Tri-C strengthen the Technology
Dec. 12, 2019:
(Tri-C®) has been awarded a Choose Ohio First
grant to provide computer science scholarships and strengthen
the state’s workforce in technology-related fields. The new
scholarship program was announced today by Lt. Governor Jon
Husted and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy
Gardner. Tri-C is among 35 colleges and universities across the
state receiving funding.
Choose Ohio First began in 2008 as a way to increase the number of Ohio students
enrolling in and successfully completing science, technology,
engineering, math and medicine (STEMM) programs at the state’s
public and independent colleges and universities.
This new initiative within the program reflects a focused
strategy to increase enrollment and completion in
technology-related fields such as coding and cybersecurity.
Tri-C was awarded $104,960 to support computer science students.
“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.”
Community colleges and public and independent four-year colleges
and universities are receiving funds. Gardner said this range of
school participation demonstrates the commitment of Ohio’s
higher education community to respond to student interests and
the state’s economic needs.
An estimated 1,400 Ohio students will benefit, boosting state
efforts to build a talent pipeline to the leading technology