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Jack Kinnaman Scholarship

The NEA-Retired Jack Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship will offset the tuition of an NEA student member. It was created in memory of an education advocate and longtime NEA member, Jack Kinnaman, Vice President and former Advisory Council member of the NEA-Retired. …

Fiscal Fitness Award

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OEA Affiliate Grant Program

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Need a Grant?

What grants does the NEA Foundation offer? Throughout the year, the NEA Foundation awards over 150 grants to support educators’ efforts to close the achievement gaps, develop creative learning opportunities for students, and enhance their own professional development. For Example: …

OEA Friend of Education Award

The Ohio Education Association Friend of Education Award recognizes a person and/or organization whose leadership, actions, and support have contributed to the improvement of public education on a statewide and/or national level. Past recipients include a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representatives, …

OEA Media Award for Public Service

The Ohio Education Association Media Award for Public Service recognizes an individual and/or organization for a major contribution to the better understanding of the problems, progress, and needs of public education, or for programming of an outstanding educational nature. Any …

Jean Kershaw Scholarship

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 …

JFK Scholarship

The John F. Kennedy Scholarship was instituted in November of 1963 during the annual Ohio Education Association Representative Assembly in Columbus. It was during that Assembly that President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Assembly delegates took action during the …

Marilyn Cross Scholarship

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 …

Blue Ribbon Association Award

The OEA Blue Ribbon Association Award recognizes a local affiliate of the Ohio Education Association for its demonstration of innovative problem-solving techniques and/or unique public relations and communication skills. Local associations presented with the Blue Ribbon Award have shown themselves …