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Tiffin University selected to receive Choose Ohio First grant funding




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Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin University has been awarded $952,000 through the Choose Ohio First (COF) scholarship program, on behalf of the State of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).

The funding will go towards tuition aid for students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs at the university. The award recognizes Tiffin University’s commitment to providing work-based learning experiences and financial and academic support to STEM students, according to a press release from TU.

Tiffin University was one of 45 institutions that applied to receive part of the $28 million allotted through the State of Ohio’s and ODHE’s pledge to support STEM-based talent in 2023. The Choose Ohio First program is an important part of Ohio’s strategy to develop STEM talent in the state, and the current administration has committed over $161.3 million to STEM and STEM education scholarships over the past four years, the press release states.

“This new award demonstrates Tiffin University’s ongoing commitment to the critical field of cybersecurity, as well as a commitment to its talented STEM students, who will also benefit from work-based learning opportunities,” said ODHE Chancellor Randy Gardner. “The continued support of the Choose Ohio First program means more of Ohio’s STEM students have an additional springboard to success.”

Dr. Michelle Maus, Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration and Dean for Assessment and Accreditation at Tiffin University, said, “This opportunity will impact many students over five years who are passionate about and have committed to pursuing an education in a STEM program. The Choose Ohio First Team at Tiffin University fully commits to ensuring student success throughout the learning journey.”

Dr. Peter J. Holbrook, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Tiffin University, added, “This is wonderful for both our STEM-oriented programs and for our institution as a whole. Our gratitude is extended to the ODHE and state administration for recognizing our ongoing efforts to provide the best in educational practices for our relevant students, and this grant will certainly help us continue this work more effectively and on a larger scale. I also want to give a special thanks to our own Dr. Michelle Maus, who was an integral part of the application process.”

For more information about the Choose Ohio First program and the ODHE, visit this link.

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