Computer screen in foreground with a Defiance College yellow jacket logo on the background; a classroom filled with students is blurry in the backgroundThe DC Computer Science Success program (DC-CoSS) rewards computer science majors from Ohio with financial support for up to four years. Grant recipients will have access to a strong network of peers, faculty, and staff to assist them throughout their college years and provide support and resources for their computer science career.


  • Minimum: $1,500/year
  • Maximum (as of 2019): $7,689/year


Apply for admission now!

Defiance College is one of a handful of colleges to offer Choose Ohio First STEM Grants from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. This grant may be added to other scholarships and forms of financial aid. Once accepted, students will be invited to attend Scholarship Day on  Saturday, February 29.


  • Cohort model
  • Faculty advisor for the cohort
  • Professional development opportunities outside the classroom
  • Experience-based internships

Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

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The computer science program at DC places an emphasis on using technology to solve real-world problems using real-world data. Program graduates will be able to plan, design, and optimize computer software and hardware systems for commercial, non-profit, and government environments.

The program will open a path to diverse careers, including software architect or engineer, application software designer, system analyst or programmer, or systems engineer. Computer science provides a solid grounding in theory and fundamentals, sustainable designs, and lots of practical, hands-on laboratory activities with frequent one-on-one faculty contact.


Aaron Napierala, M.S., MCSE, MCSA, Network+, A+
Timothy Wedge, M.A., CFCE, MCSE, CISSP, A+