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Aultman College Selected to Receive Choose Ohio First Grant

Aultman College is pleased to announce it was selected as a Choose Ohio First (COF) grant recipient. COF funding is provided by the State of Ohio and the Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to improve Ohio’s workforce and economy. This five-year grant to Aultman College is for $483,000 and is to be used for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) scholarships.

Dr. Jean Paddock, president of Aultman College, added, “This grant will provide students in need that have an interest in obtaining a bachelor’s degree of science in nursing an opportunity to further their education. These graduates will fill the substantial vacancies in health care and will lift our community through their leadership and studies received from Aultman College. We want to thank the State of Ohio for its support in providing our institution with this grant.”

“Having continued support for the Choose Ohio First program means we can put more Ohio STEM students on a path to success,” Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner said. “This latest award demonstrates Aultman’s ongoing commitment to this critical field of study and, more importantly, to its talented nursing students.”

COF 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. COF is part of a strategic effort to bolster Ohio’s economic strength by ensuring a ready workforce for STEM-related industries.

Aultman College is accepting applications for summer 2023 and fall 2023 for degrees in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), RN-BSN Completion, Bachelors of Social Work, Associates in Health Science, and a certificate for medical assisting. For more information about each program, please visit or to apply, visit

Come get your Choose Ohio First questions answered at the upcoming Aultman College Preview Day on Saturday, January 7th, at 10 a.m. Preview Day is like a campus visit 2.0. Not only will you get an admission presentation and a tour of campus, but you can test-drive our virtual dissection table, see the simulation mannequins come to life, and speak directly with representatives from all our programs. To register for Preview Day, please visit

For more information about Aultman College and how to apply for a Choose Ohio First Scholarship, contact the recruiter at [email protected]