State Cancels Scholarships For Washington Interns
November 15, 2002

Twenty-six Ohio college students working in Washington as interns have learned they're not going to get the state scholarship money they were anticipating.

The Ohio Board of Regents says that more than a year ago, it told the Washington Center, which sponsors the internship program, that state budget cuts eliminated the scholarship fund. But the center says it didn't know until September.

Kathryn Staczek is an Ohio State University senior and an intern for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

She says the center, a nonprofit organization, informed the students by e-mail on October 25th that they wouldn't be getting the money.

In past years, the state has provided as much as $250,000 for the program, enough for 125 scholarships of $2,000 each.

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