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Belmont College Awarded Choose Ohio First Grant

St. Clairsville, OH (April 19, 2022) – In partnership with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Belmont College has been awarded $151,200.00 through the Choose Ohio First grant.
The Choose Ohio First grant funds higher education and business collaborations that will have the most impact on Ohio’s position in world markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology and alternative energy. These collaborations will ultimately produce substantive improvements to the pipeline of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine) graduates and STEMM educators in Ohio. The scholarship grant targets STEMM professions to encourage students to pursue education and training in these high-demand career fields.
This grant will be awarded over the next five years and the average scholarship will be based on the need of the individual.
Dr. Paul Gasparro, President, said, “Belmont College is thankful to the Ohio Department of Higher Education for awarding these funds that will assist our students in achieving their educational and career goals. This generous funding will assist in furthering the education of our students, while bolstering Ohio’s economic strength, ensuring a ready workforce for STEM related industries. We are appreciative of Chancellor Gardner’s leadership, as well as the DeWine-Husted administration and their commitment to this great investment for the future of our students and the growth of STEM programs in Ohio.”
Belmont College offers several Associate Degree programs that are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship, they include:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Applications
  • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (degree and certificate)
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Maintenance Technician I and Maintenance Technician II
  • Practical Nursing
  • Process Technician
  • Radiology
  • Registered Nursing

To be eligible for the Choose Ohio First Scholarship at Belmont College, a student must be an undergraduate Ohio resident enrolled in full-time or part-time study. Students must be a first-year student (first time degree-seeking at Belmont), maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in a STEMM major. For more information, call 740.695.9500.
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