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 Student 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 and the Professional Efficacy Core Function Committee are not eligible for this scholarship. In addition, members of the Professional Efficacy Core Function Committee 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.
Click here to download the Jean Kershaw Scholarship Application Form