To assist Shawnee State in growing co-op and internship programs, the Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops grant provides $1,500 scholarships for part-time and $3,000 scholarships for full time placements. The requirement is that the work be paidand hosted by an employer new to the program. The job must be located in the State of Ohio.
To qualify for scholarship funding you must work in paid internships or co-ops at companies within the target industry clusters. These jobs are required to be new, which is defined as either a job offered by an employer who a) has no history of participating in a college specific co-op or internship program since 2008, or b) who creates a net increase of positions during a given semester compared to a predetermined baseline. Once you have completed your scholarship application and the employer has completed the employer verification, the scholarship committee will be charged with determining if the position fits the requirement of a new position.
To be eligible for a scholarship, you must also be registered for a course that appears on your academic transcript covering the co-op or internship experience. For students who secure their positions through the Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning, this will be automatic.