COF: Success in Math

Kent State University




Mailing address

COF program
Jenya Soprunova
Dept. of Math Sciences
Kent State University
Math & CS Building
Summit Street, Kent OH 44242

Contact

Jenya Soprunova
soprunova [at] math.kent.edu

    Choose Ohio First Success in Math Program will annually provide about 70 undergraduate scholarships, varying in size between $1,500 and $5,200 a year. New students starting in the program after Fall 2012 should be pursuing one of the following majors: Math, CS, Physics, IMTH (future math teachers). Starting Fall 2012, the award amount (between $1,500 and $5,200) does not depend on the financial need. These changes apply to all new students in the program (not only incoming freshmen). The scholarships will be awarded to promising incoming STEM students who intend to take Calculus I, II, III and a Linear Algebra course or approved substitutes during their first two college years. The scholarships were made possible by a grant from Ohio Board of Regents awarded to the consortium of six partnering institutions - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Kent State University, University of Akron, and Youngstown University.

    SCHOLARSHIP OBLIGATIONS

    Student recipients of a Choose Ohio First Scholarship are required to remain in good academic standing within their STEM major with a (overall and math) GPA of at least 3.0 progressing toward completing the degree in four years, pass Calculus I and II in their first year, Calculus III in the second, and a Linear Algebra course in their second or third year; and participate in Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program's social and mentoring activities, including a project and a poster session.

    ELIGIBILITY (for incoming freshmen)

    You must: Intend to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Math, CS, Physics, IMTH (future math teachers); Plan to take Calculus I and II in the first year, Calculus III in the second, and a Linear Algebra course in your second or third year; Be a U.S. permanent resident; Reside in Ohio; Be ready to take a calculus course in Fall 2012 (math ACT score of at least 27, math SAT score 620 or above). You may also qualify by achieving a math ACT score of at least 23 (math SAT 540) and scoring high on the ALEKS placement test;

    ELIGIBILITY (for sophomores, juniors, and seniors)

    You must: Be progressing toward completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Math, CS, Physics, or IMTH with a (overall and math) GPA of at least 3.0; Have (at least) passed Calculus I and II in your freshman year and Calculus III or Linear Algebra in your sophomore year; Be a U.S. permanent resident and reside in Ohio.