Ohio Cool Co-op Awards


  • Students must be enrolled at a university/college at time of submittal.
  • Students must have co-oped at least once between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.


There will be one winner per category.  Winners will receive a prize of $300 each. 

Winners will also receive recognition at the 2019 OCEA Conference.  Awards will be mailed to the recipients home address.

Applications Deadline is April 5, 2019.

2018 Cool Co-op Winners

People: Zane Ostin, Case Western University
Perk: Surya Elangovan, University of Cincinnati
Project: Adam Jacobowitz, The Ohio State University

2017 Cool Co-op Winners

People: Huy Tran, University of Cincinnati
Perk: Mark Reese, The Ohio State University
Project: Amanda Dan-Ye Tong, Case Western Reserve University

2016 Cool Co-op Winners

Perk: Carlos Mendez, The Ohio State University
Project: Michael Ragsdale, University of Cincinnati
People: Leslie Mamula, The Ohio State University
  • Entries are accepted any time between January 2019 and March 2019.
  • Submitter must identify which category they are entering (Projects, People, or Perks). Only one submission per category will be accepted per university Co-op program/office or Career Center (Must be an OCEA member school).
  • Submitter should submit a 60-90 second video (URL).
  • All submissions will be approved by the students’ institution before judging process.
  • Submissions become the property of the students’ educational institution, OCEA, and the Ohio Board of Regents and may be used for promotional purposes beyond the contest.
  • A criteria sheet will be utilized for the judging process.  All entries will be judged by the Ohio Cooperative Education Association Awards and/or Executive Board Committee.


  • Submissions must have a title, company name, and student name.
  • Entries must answer the question “Why is the Co-op Cool?” in one of three Categories – is it the “Projects” you have worked on, the “People” you have met, or the “Perks” you have received?
  • Entries must be between 60-90 seconds.  Keep it short and be creative.
  • Your application on jotform.com must include identifying information so we will be able to find the students and give them their prize (all fields are required on the attached profile information page).

Mailing Address: 
            Ohio Cooperative Education Association 
            P.O Box 5066
            Cleveland, OH 44101

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