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.

Current members of the OEA Board of Directors and association staff members are not eligible for this scholarship. In addition, OEA Awards and Scholarship Committee Members are not eligible for two years after completion of service on the committee to apply or to be nominated.

All applicants will receive notification of receipt of his/her application. The completed online application form from the nominee for the OEA Friend of Education Award must be received on or before January 21, 2022. Late applications will not be considered. The OEA Awards and Scholarship Committee reserves the right to present no award or to refer an applicant to another award or scholarship.

The Friend of Education Award is presented at the OEA Spring Representative Assembly.  For additional information, please contact Awards by emailing to: awards@ohea.org.

  • 1-844-OEA-Info (1-844-632-4636)
  • Brief description of nominee: I hereby nominate the following person to receive the 2021-2022 OEA Friend of Education Award:
  • Please type a narrative statement, NOT TO EXCEED 500 WORDS, describing information that will help elaborate why you feel the nominee should be considered. You may also attach supporting documents to substantiate your nomination.
    Your application must be completed by January 21, 2022. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.
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