When making an award under the Ohio co-op/internship program, the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents, subject to approval by the controlling board, may commit to giving a state institution of higher education's proposal preference for future awards after the current fiscal year or fiscal biennium. A proposal's eligibility for future awards remains conditional on all of the following:
(A) Future appropriations of the general assembly;
(B) The institution's adherence to the agreement entered into under section 3333.75 of the Revised Code, including its fulfillment of pledges of other institutional, public, or nonpublic resources;
(C) A demonstration that the students participating in the programs and initiatives or receiving scholarships financed by the awards are satisfied with the institutions selected by the chancellor to offer the programs, initiatives, or scholarships financed by the awards.
The chancellor and the controlling board shall not commit to awarding any proposal for a period that exceeds five fiscal years. However, when an award, or the commitment for an award, expires, a state institution of higher education may apply for a new award.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 484, §1, eff. 9/4/2014.
Effective Date: 2008 HB554 (vetoed provisions) 09-12-2008