Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut today announced $50 million in scholarships to attract and retain Ohio’s students. Hiram College was included in a $2 million scholarship program in bioscience and healthcare.
The second round of scholarships announced today is part of a $250 million investment to remake Ohio’s economy through collaborative programs in higher education for STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine).
Hiram is part of the Choose Ohio First Engaged Scholarship Program in Bioscience and Healthcare. Cleveland State University (lead institution) will partner with Baldwin Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University, Cuyahoga Community College, Hiram College, BioEnterprise, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and JumpStart to attract and graduate more than 430 STEM students in a 5- year period. Scholars for this proposal will ensure that Northeast Ohio’s globally recognized health employers, The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital Health System and The MetroHealth System have a highly skilled workforce in the bioscience fields available to them. The 5 higher education institutions will create a “coalition of excellence” that will prepare graduates by providing engaged learning and science entrepreneurships. This collaboration will share $2 million in Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program funds awarded by the state.
For more information, see http://regents.ohio.gov/news/press_releases/2008/OBRMediaRel26Jun08.pdf.