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Academic Support


Unprecedented support to help you succeed
With the help of a National Science Foundation grant, Columbus State is promising an unprecedented level of support to Future Scientists students.

Summer bridge program: Scholarship recipients will participate in a summer program that will orient them to the college and provide time for tutoring so that all students can successfully enter their college courses in the fall.

Small class size: Students will take their classes with other scholarship recipients. Class size will not exceed 25. Professors know and help their students.

Tutoring: The program provides free tutoring for students.

Mentoring: Students will be given the opportunity to work with a faculty member who can help guide their college careers.

Technology: Future scientists will receive an iPad computer as a part of this scholarship.

Free textbooks: Electronic textbooks for some science courses will be downloaded onto students' iPads.

Field trips: Future scientists will go on field trips throughout the school year. Field trip destinations will be chosen to match the students’ interests.

Speaker series: Students will be able to learn about careers from people who work in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Community service opportunities: Students will be asked to “give back” by participating in our Fantastic Fridays program, when middle and high-school students visit Columbus State to engage in lab activities. Once students become sophomores, they will be asked to serve as mentors for the incoming class of freshmen scientists.

Special programs with Ohio State: Future Scientists students from Columbus State will participate in classes and activities with Ohio State students. For some activities, students from both schools will share classes and work on group projects.

Internships: There is also potential for paid internships at companies and in research labs.