The Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio State Newark STEM Scholars Program Application Deadline Extended

April 4, 2022

15 $10,000 Scholarships Available Beginning Autumn 2022

There’s still time for eligible students to apply to the Ohio Means Science (OHMS) Scholars Program at The Ohio State University at Newark for the upcoming autumn semester. The OHMS Scholars Program will offer scholarships of up to $10,000 per year ($5,000 per semester) for up to two years to 15 first-year students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in eligible science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines offered at Ohio State. Qualifying students will also engage in STEM enrichment activities and supportive services at Ohio State Newark, then transition to the Ohio State Columbus campus for degree completion.

Students selected as OHMS scholars will participate in a short, no-cost immersive research retreat at a field station just before classes begin each fall and in a year-long learning community with diverse, STEM-centered activities. OHMS scholars will be invited to participate in undergraduate research and will have access to optional summer research internships. The strongest applicants will have an established record of interest/participation in STEM, and letters of support will be critical.

Application deadline:

The deadline for application submissions has been extended to April 22.


Students must complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) at to determine Pell eligibility; only Pell-eligible students may apply. Fill out the application form found at and submit two letters of reference by April 22.

To apply or learn more about eligibility requirements and program expectations, visit


Associate Professor Andy Roberts, PhD

The OHMS Scholars Program will contribute to the national and regional need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technicians by supporting the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need at Ohio State Newark. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program, which seeks to increase the number of low-income, academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who earn degrees in STEM fields.

Two additional cohorts of 15 first-year students will be selected in the subsequent two years.

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