This $2,000 student scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Jean Kershaw, a long-time OEA employee who died in the fall of 1985, after having served as secretary to 11 OEA Presidents.
In order to qualify for this award, a student applicant must be an undergraduate currently enrolled as:
- a sophomore, junior, or a fourth-year student in a five-year program in an approved teacher education program at an accredited Ohio college or university; OR,
- a senior in an approved teacher education program at an Ohio college or university who has been formally accepted for graduate study in a master’s degree of education program at an accredited Ohio college or university.
All applicants must be current members of the Ohio Education Association and the NEA-Student Program. Applicants need to demonstrate success in their teacher education program and provide evidence of financial need. Current members of the OEA Board of Directors are not eligible for this scholarship. In addition, OEA Awards and Scholarship Sub-Committee Members are not eligible for two years after completion of service on the committee to apply or to be nominated.
The award will be presented at the OEA Awards Banquet in Columbus during the weekend of the OEA Spring Representative Assembly. For additional information, please contact OEA Program Delivery at:
1-800-282-1500 ext. 3078 (local calls: 614-227-3078)
All applicants will receive notification of receipt of his/her application. The finalists may receive an interview request at the discretion of the committee. Only complete applications will be considered. The OEA Awards and Scholarship Sub-Committee reserves the right to present no award or to refer an applicant to another award or scholarship.
Click here to download the Jean Kershaw Scholarship Application Form