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, and a corporation.

Any member of the Ohio Education Association may nominate an individual or organization to receive this award by completing the nomination form and sending it to the office of the President of the Ohio Education Association by January 19, 2018.  The OEA President, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer shall review the nomination(s) and supporting rationale.  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 Friend of Education Award is presented at the OEA Spring Representative Assembly as well as the OEA Awards Banquet in Columbus during the weekend of the OEA Spring Representative Assembly. For additional information, please contact OEA at:

1-800-282-1500 ext. 3078 (local calls 614-227-3078)

NOTE: The completed official application form from the nominee for the OEA Friend of Education Award must be received or postmarked on or before the January 20, 2017. Late applications will not be considered. The OEA President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer reserves the right to present no award or to refer an applicant to another award or scholarship.



Click here to download an application form