Believe in Ohio



Believe in Ohio
Believe in Ohio

Believe in Ohio is a free, comprehensive, experiential learning STEM, entrepreneurship, and innovation program for Ohio high school students that was collaboratively developed by The Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio (EEO).

The success of the Believe in Ohio program is built on preparing students to meet the demands of the labor market in a time of rapid technological change and industry disruption. Today’s students will need to be prepared with strong STEM backgrounds and the opportunity to apply this learning with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Funded by the State of Ohio, this program has successfully reached more than 10,000 students from more than 150 high schools across every part of Ohio. These students successfully completed nearly 8,000 STEM Commercialization and STEM Business Plans, with more than $1.2 million in awards and scholarships to Ohio colleges and universities.

Believe in Ohio is a multi-faceted program
to develop student innovators


Local STEM Plan Competitions and Awards

High school and middle school students have an opportunity to develop a STEM Commercialization Plan or a STEM Business Plan for entry into a local high school competition.

Statewide STEM Plan Competitions

The State competition will award hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to Ohio colleges and universities, post-secondary career centers and vocational schools.

Regional STEM Plan Competitions and Scholarships

Local high school plans that receive certain high scores from judges will be invited to participate in a regional competition.

Statewide STEM Scholarship Program

All Ohio high school students, who are juniors or seniors during the 2022-2023 school year, and who meet the qualifications, are invited to apply for a $2,000 Believe in Ohio STEM Scholarships.

Advocates are available to help teachers and individual students in the Believe in Ohio program

Teachers or individual students who are interested in participating in the Believe in Ohio program should contact their STEM Advocate (see contact information below). 


Teachers, if you would like to enroll in the Believe in Ohio Program, complete the appropriate MOU by clicking on the link below.

Students, if your school does not participate in Believe in Ohio, but you would like to, contact your Advocate using the information above.

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