Applications open for the 2020 Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship

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The Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship is intended to provide an opportunity to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a degree in education, history, labor studies or political science. 
 
Deadline: All applications must be received by May 15, 2020. Download the application here
 
All applications must be submitted to: 
Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship
Attn: Jill Jones
1251 East Broad St., Columbus OH 43205
jjones@oft-aft.org
 
Guidelines for Mooney Scholar selection:
  • Applicant must be the child of a member (in good standing) of the Ohio Federation of Teachers or the child of any staff person who is employed by OFT or its locals
  • Applicant must be a graduating traditional public high school senior
  • Academic Achievement - GPA: 3.0 or higher preferred
  • A high school transcript must be provided
  • Applicant must already have been accepted to an accredited college or university
  • Application must include a letter of recommendation from a teacher not related to the applicant 
  • Applicant must demonstrate involvement in extracurricular and community service activities
  • Applicant must provide an essay stating how he or she is committed to the passions that Tom Mooney exemplified
  • Application must include a signature of the applicant’s parent (or legal guardian) and the President of the OFT Local in which the parent (or legal guardian) is a member
  • If there are issues in obtaining any of these documents due to school closure, please notate that on your application.
Other Guidelines:
  • Monies will be awarded upon proof of enrollment
  • Scholarship is offered for one year and is non-renewable
  • All awards are at the discretion of the Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee