Award Details and Eligibility

This scholarship is made possible through a gift from Meredith Bond, Ph.D. and Antonio Scarpa M.D., Ph.D., in memory of Jean and Ken Bond.
 
The scholarship shall award up to $3,000 per year toward tuition and fees for an undergraduate student meeting the following criteria:
 
1. The recipient must be an incoming freshman for the 2020-21 academic year, directly admitted into the College of Sciences and Health Professions (COSHP) and enrolled full-time for the Fall and Spring semesters.
2. The recipient must have a minimum ACT composite score of 23 (or SAT 1140). Waived for 2020-21 only.
3. The recipient must complete a FAFSA, demonstrating some level of financial need.
4. The recipient must complete an essay on their desire to pursue a science major and career.
 
The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years, provided that the recipient maintains a COSHP major and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8, and completes a minimum of 30 credit hours per academic year.
 
Applications must be completed by 8:00am on Wednesday, July 15th.  The scholarship recipient will be notified prior to the start of the Fall 2020 semester.

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* 1. Please complete the fields below.  All fields are required.

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* 2. What is your CSU ID#?

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* 3. Are you a new, incoming freshman for Fall 2020? Please note that only students beginning their studies for the 2020-21 school year are eligible.

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* 4. What major/degree program are you pursuing? Please note that only majors within the College of Sciences and Health Professions are eligible. A list of majors can be found here: https://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/.

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* 5. What is your ACT composite score? You may use your highest composite score if you took the ACT multiple times, or you may enter an SAT score instead. Please note that a minimum ACT of 23 or SAT of 1140 is required. Minimum ACT and SAT scores are waived for 2020-21. If you do not have a score to report, please enter "0".

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* 6. Do you have a current and complete FAFSA on file with Cleveland State?

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* 7. Please list any scholarships or other financial awards that you will have for the upcoming academic year.

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* 8. Please submit your essay response below, regarding your desire to pursue a science major and career. Limit of 5,000 characters.

By submitting this application, I certify that all information provided as part of this application is true; misrepresentation on any portion of this application may result in disqualification. I authorize a representative of Cleveland State University to verify my academic record and to reference my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, as demonstrated financial need is a component of this scholarship. If selected for this scholarship, I understand that my application information will be shared with the donor and other relevant personnel within the university.

Important note regarding scholarships: Students who are awarded institutional scholarships, including University Freshmen and Transfer awards, Honors and Athletics awards , and who subsequently are awarded an academic department scholarship may have one of their scholarship award amounts adjusted. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more details.

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