(A) There are hereby authorized the "Ohio outstanding scholarship" and the "Ohio priority needs fellowship" programs, which shall be established and administered by the chancellor of higher education for eligible students. The programs shall provide scholarships to eligible undergraduate students and fellowships to eligible graduate students, equal to the annual cost of attendance at eligible institutions, to pursue baccalaureate degrees and post-baccalaureate degrees in priority needs field of study consistent with section 3333.371 of the Revised Code.
(B) The scholarship and fellowship programs created under sections 3333.37 to 3333.375 of the Revised Code and any necessary administrative expenses shall be funded solely from the Ohio outstanding scholarship and the Ohio priority needs fellowship programs payment funds established pursuant to section 3333.375 of the Revised Code.
(C) The scholarships shall be renewable for each of three additional years for undergraduate study, and the fellowships shall be renewable for each of two additional years for graduate study, provided the Ohio outstanding scholar or priority needs fellow remains an eligible student at an eligible institution.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Effective Date: 06-08-2000; 2007 HB2 05-15-200.