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OEA Educational Foundation

The work of the Ohio Educational Foundation is to fund initiatives that enhance student learning, student achievement, and well being, as well as promote social justice. Its Board of Directors is pleased to introduce four funding opportunities available to all OEA members.

OEA ESP Aspiring Teacher Scholarship

The $4,000 ESP Aspiring Teacher Scholarship is presented each year to an Education Support Professional member currently enrolled in an undergraduate teacher education program in Ohio or a senior education student who has been formally accepted for graduate study in a master’s degree of education program at an accredited Ohio college or university.

OEA Paul Swaddling Peace and International Relations Award

The OEA Paul Swaddling Peace and International Relations Award recognizes individual members and local associations who have furthered the cause of peace and international understanding. Paul Swaddling was a teacher for over 20 years in the Berea City Schools located in northeastern Ohio. His personal and professional life exemplified a commitment to his two great passions: education and peace.

OEA Charles A. Glatt — Human and Civil Rights Award

The Ohio Education Association recognizes achievements in human relations and related intercultural activities that impact children, communities, the educational process, and/or the United Education Profession by presenting the OEA Charles A. Glatt — Human and Civil Rights Award. Dr. Charles …

Holloways — Human and Civil Rights Award

The Holloways Award is presented to an individual OEA member for outstanding contributions to the promotion or execution of excellent human relations skills and interpersonal relationships as modeled by example.

OEA Awards and Scholarships

The upcoming January 21, 2022 deadline is quickly approaching for many OEA awards & scholarships.

NEA-Retired Jack Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship

An outstanding leader sparks a legacy to help the next generation of educators. The NEA-Retired Jack Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship is to offset the tuition of a NEA student member.

OEA Secretary-Treasurer’s Fiscal Fitness Award

The OEA Secretary-Treasurer’s Fiscal Fitness Award recognizes Local Associations excelling in the implementation of financial best practices.

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Affiliate Grants Program

The OEA Affiliate Grants Program was created to strengthen the Association at the local, state, and/or national level. The application must be postmarked or received at OEA Headquarters by midnight, January 31.

NEA Foundation Grants

The NEA Foundation is a public charity founded by educators for educators to improve public education for all students. Throughout the year, the NEA Foundation awards over 150 grants to support educators’ efforts to close the achievement gaps, develop creative …