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Applications open for the 2024 Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship

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 3, 2024

All applications must be submitted to: 

       Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship
Attn: Jill Jones
       1251 East Broad St., Columbus OH 43205

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, not required).
  • A high school transcript must be provided.
  • Applicant must already have been accepted to an accredited college or university.
  • Applicant plans to pursue a degree in education, history, labor studies or political science.
  • 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.

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.

Download an application here.


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