Choose Ohio First Scholarship

New Students – Majoring in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

Turn your dreams into a reality!

We are pleased you are considering BGSU's College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering to begin your professional journey. The College equips students with the knowledge and skills to turn your career goal into a reality.

  • Apply what you learn to real world situations
  • Exciting and evolving careers
  • Cutting-edge professions
  • Managers, problem solvers, entrepreneurs

Below are just a few of the dream careers you can have by attending the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering for Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology majors:

  • Computer Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Process Control Systems Engineers
  • Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • Electronic Design Engineers
  • IT Support Specialist
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Choose Ohio First 

CHOOSE OHIO FIRST – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

Get an early start on “Putting Your Degree to Work” through Co-op and a Scholarship.

The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering is recruiting Ohio students through a scholarship offering called Choose Ohio First – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology.  As a Choose Ohio First - Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology recipient, students have the opportunity to enhance their growth, development and success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Recipients who receive the award can pair the money with other BGSU awards not to exceed the cost of instructional and general fees. The state of Ohio strives to produce more graduates who excel in the STEMM fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is designed to strengthen Ohio's position in the aerospace, computer technology and alternative energy industries, as described on the Choose Ohio First website. "Choose Ohio First is part of a strategic effort to bolster Ohio's economic strength by ensuring a ready workforce for STEMM-Related industries," stated the Choose Ohio First website. The scholarship program attributes its success to the "rigor, dedication, and enthusiasm" demonstrated by the students for their chosen STEMM fields. College is an investment, and the Choose Ohio First program is proud to assist in offsetting some of that cost for qualified Ohio students. 

Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements 

  1. Mandatory Participation in CURS Activities
    The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) at BGSU promotes undergraduate research and scholarly activities through funding research equipment and supplies, conference travel, and summer stipends. We require COF scholarship recipients to participate in CURS research activities as sophomore, junior, and senior ECET students. The ECET faculty will supervise all these scholarship recipients for a very unique and exclusive opportunity of the COF scholarship.
  2. Mandatory Participation in AIMS Activities
    The Academic Investment in Math and Science (AIMS) program is a BGSU scholarship focused on supporting women and underrepresented students as they pursue STEM degrees at BGSU. The AIMS program is a 4-year scholarship program that focuses on not only providing financial support to students, but also provides support and guidance to students during their time at BGSU as well. AIMS offer various programs including Summer Bridge, monthly STEM exposure activities, Junior Year Post Graduation Planning Workshops, and one-to-one advising meeting with the director. As part of this COF scholarship program, incoming first-year students will participate in a 3-week Summer Bridge Program in July to help with the transition from high school to college. During this particular experience, the program's goals are to assist them in forming networks of support and to expose our students to the various resources both on and off campus that may benefit them in the future. Each year students will participate in at least two STEM exposure activities all aimed at providing opportunities for the students to grow, learn, and connect with peers and various campus professionals throughout their four years at BGSU.
  3. Workshops on finding Ohio Co-op positions.
    Workshops are offered exclusively to COF students where planning for the co-ops are linked with each students’ degree completion plan to help assure student success.
  4. Targeted Advising for COF Students
    Since all COF advising appointments are individualized, student success is addressed to maintain the required 3.0 GPA, co-op scheduling and searching for an Ohio co-op

For students entering BGSU directly from high school, requirements are as follows:

  • Minimum high school GPA: 3.2
  • Minimum ACT 19 OR SAT 1010
  • Ohio resident
  • Declare a major Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering  

For students transferring from another college or university, requirements are as follows:

  • Ohio resident
  • Woman or underrepresented students
  • Declare a major in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology.
  • The academic requirements for transferring students are dependent on the number of credits completed at transfer.
  • Students transferring in with more than 24 hours
    Minimum college GPA: 3.0
  • Students transferring in with 12-24 hours
    Minimum college GPA: 3.0
    AND

    Minimum ACT 19 OR SAT 1010
  • Students transferring in with less than 12 hours
    Minimum high school GPA: 3.2
    AND
    Minimum ACT 19 OR SAT 1010

Students must meet all listed applicable requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements for a Choose Ohio First - Technology Works Scholarship, students need to enroll as a full-time student in any one of the following approved academic programs:

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

Maintaining Scholarship Eligibility

  • Regularly meet with an adviser
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA 
  • Pursue a co-op in the state of Ohio as part of the work force development portion of the grant. The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at BGSU requires two paid co-ops in the Choose Ohio First – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology. See the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Web Page for more information.  

How to Apply: Students can access the scholarship and ensure their eligibility at the searchable scholarship guide, Academic Works.

For more information, contact Undergraduate Student Services at cotservices@bgsu.edu.