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Choose Ohio First for Bioinformatics Scholarship

OVERVIEW. The Choose Ohio First for Bioinformatics Scholarship at Wright State University provides undergraduate and graduate tuition scholarships to students interested in and studying bioinformatics. The scholarships are merit-based and are awarded to academically talented students with an emphasis on academic excellence, leadership, and preparation for a future career in science and technology.  Students who wish to apply may major in a range of academic disciplines that utilize computer science to manage/analyze biological data. Applicants are encouraged to identify a faculty mentor (see Eligibility below) before applying.  The scholarship provides up to $5200 per year and is renewable each year and available from academic year 2013/14 and contingent upon the budget of ODHE for the subsequent years.

ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must be residents of Ohio (in-state). Entering undergraduates should rank in the top of his or her high school graduating class and demonstrate academic merit. Transfer and returning undergraduates will be evaluated on their previous college record and statement of interest in the area. Prospective graduate students should have completed a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in a related field with a GPA of 3.0 or better, have a background in computer science, biology or related field, and show promise in the area of bioinformatics.

SCHOLARSHIP OBLIGATION. Student recipients of a Choose Ohio First for Bioinformatics Scholarship are required to remain in good academic standing within their major with a GPA of at least 3.0.  COF scholars will be paired with a faculty mentor, and must participate in research lab meetings related to bioinformatics. Toward the end of the year, the students are strongly encouraged to attend the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference or other related professional conferences.

Students that fall below the 3.0 GPA threshold will be given one semester to return to good standing before their scholarships are removed.  Scholars that are not recommended for renewal by their faculty mentor due to non-participation will not have their scholarships renewed.

APPLY.   Click here to download the application form.  (Microsoft Word document).

Send questions to:


Dr. Michael L. Raymer, Coordinator

Choose Ohio First for Bioinformatics Scholarship Program

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Wright State University

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