The Marilyn Cross Scholarship was instituted in December of 2002 by the Executive Committee of the Ohio Education Association. The scholarship was established as an annual memorial to a well-respected, past president of the Ohio Education Association.
Criteria for the $4,000 scholarship are as follows: the recipient must be a unified Ohio Education Association member, must be a career teacher in the teaching profession, must be enrolled in a graduate-level program directly linked to their current area of licensure, must be in need of financial assistance, and must demonstrate a reasonable prediction of success in graduate work.
One year after the scholarship is awarded, the recipient shall provide OEA with a statement describing his/her employment and graduate work status.
Current members of the OEA Board of Directors and association staff members 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)
NOTE: The completed official application form for the Marilyn Cross Scholarship must be received or postmarked on or before January 19, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
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 Marilyn Cross Scholarship Application Form