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 2024 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. Choose Ohio First scholarship funds awarded by Sinclair are only available for courses taken at Sinclair College.

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 $1,500 per semester for degree seeking students | At least $500 per semester for certificate seeking students