Choose Ohio First Scholarship - Work Based Learning Programs

Sinclair College participates in the Choose Ohio First Scholarship program as part of the State of Ohio’s strategic effort to support undergraduate students in earning a certificate or associate degree in one of our many innovative academic programs.

Funds are for first-year students beginning a qualified program in Fall 2023 semester which requires a Work-Based Learning or internship experience. This includes College Credit Plus (CCP) and Tech Prep students who completed credits while in high school.

Deadline: First day of Fall semester. Any applications received after the first day of the semester will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and if approved may not be awarded until next semester.

To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Males,18-25, must be registered with the Selective Service. For more information, and to register, visit
  • Be a resident of Ohio (Sinclair residency status must be either in-county or in-state)
  • Maintain at least part-time status (6 credit hours minimum) in an eligible program of study
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    Funds are for students beginning their first term in a qualified program which requires a Work-Based Learning or internship experience.

NOTE: Students must agree to participate in a Work-Based Learning experience (for example, an internship), education and mentoring meetings, must participate in a Choose Ohio First eLearn community, and are required to meet regularly with their Academic Advisor.

Each of the following programs at Sinclair qualify for this Choose Ohio First Scholarship:

  • Advanced Networking Engineer
  • Automotive Technology (Including the GM ASEP, Mopar CAP, Honda PACT, and Automotive Technology certificates)
  • Automation & Control Technology
  • Automation & Control Technology with Robotics
  • Aviation (Professional Pilot, Powerplant Maintenance, and Airframe Aviation Maintenance)
  • Business Operations System Support
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Computer Information Systems – all degrees and certificates
  • Computer Support Technician
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Electric Vehicle Service Technician (Tesla)
  • Electrical Construction Certificate
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliaries
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Sciences
  • HVAC Apprentice
  • HVAC Technology
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Certificate
  • Help Desk Analyst Certificate
  • Health Information Systems Associate of Applied Science (HIS.AAS)
  • Industrial PLC Programming Technician
  • Industrial Robotics & PLC Programming Technician
  • Light Commercial HVAC Service Technician
  • HVAC Light Commercial & Residential Service
  • Linux Security & Network Essentials
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Records Technology
  • NCCER HVAC Apprentice
  • Network Engineering Associate
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • User Support Technician

Click “Apply” below and then check your my.Sinclair email inbox for updates on your application. Applications can take up to 2-3 months for reviews.

At least $1,000 per semester