Choose Ohio First Scholarship

For new students majoring in
Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET)

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 (ECET).

As a Choose Ohio First ECET 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.

How to Apply

  1. Log in to the Searchable Scholarship Guide with your BGSU ID and password
  2. Select the appropriate Choose Ohio First scholarship application (Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) for Incoming Freshmen OR Transfer Students)
  3. Complete the scholarship application by the deadline listed
  4. You will be notified if you have been selected

Minimum Qualifications

Students must meet all listed eligibility requirements:

  Entering BGSU directly from high school
Transferring with 24+ credit hours Transferring with 12-24 credit hours Transferring with less than 12 credit hours

Ohio resident

Enrolled as a full-time student X X X X

Declare a major in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology


Minimum high school GPA: 3.2

X     X

Minimum college GPA: 3.0

  X X  

Minimum ACT: 19 or SAT: 1010

X   X X

Woman or underrepresented student

  X X X

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.

Program benefits for accepted applicants

  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.

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

For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships or Undergraduate Student Services at

Updated: 03/14/2024 09:22AM