Choose Ohio First Information Systems Technology

Scholarship funding for Ohio residents pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity, Software Development, Web Development or Network Administration. Award also includes wrap-around student supports, cohorted classes, and a requirement to participate in experiential learning such as (but not limited to) the IT Flexible Apprenticeship Program.

The priority deadline is 4/29/2022 at 11:59PM at which time the project team will begin reviewing applicants. If selected, interviews will be scheduled in May. We will keep the application open until 7/15/2022 to create a waitlist should scholarship recipients’ plans change.


  • Ohio Resident
  • Declared major in: Cybersecurity, Software Development, Web Development, or Network Administration
  • First time studying IT
  • 3.0 high school GPA or college placement scores

Up to $4,592
Supplemental Questions
  1. Write an essay explaining why you are interested in the COF-IST scholarship program and how will it impact your future career goals.
  2. Are you a resident of the state of Ohio?
  3. Have you ever studied information technology (IT) before?
  4. Did you take CCP courses while in high school?
  5. What term/semester do you plan to start your information technology (IT) major at Columbus State?