PURPOSE: This book grant award is presented to a high school senior in Northeast Ohio, whose school district is a member of the Northeast Region of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA). The Northeast Region, OSBA, is committed to inspiring and encouraging capable teacher education candidates to serve the youth of Ohio. The Executive Committee of the Northeast Region, OSBA, sponsors this book grant. This group is comprised of elected school board members from throughout Northeast Ohio, who are interested in providing support to high school senior(s) who have demonstrated an interest in teaching, and are attending an accredited Ohio college.
The book grant will be awarded annually and the recipient, along with his/her parents, will be guests of the Northeast Region, OSBA, at its annual conference, typically held in October. Special recognition will be provided to the district(s), board members, and student(s). The award has been made possible by the donations of board members active in the Northeast Region and from profits of region workshops and fund raising activities.
This book grant was named in memory of Lester Marrison, a long time member of the Northeast Region Executive Committee and the OSBA Board of Trustees. Mr. Marrison had a passionate interest in teacher education, and it is in his memory that the Northeast Region continues this award.
Applicant must be a graduating senior currently enrolled in a school district in the Northeast Region of the Ohio School Boards Association, and have plans to major in teacher education at an accredited college or university in the state of Ohio.
Applicant must have a 3.00 or greater grade point average (GPA).
Applicant must demonstrate potential as an educational leader and competent professional; must demonstrate community involvement and have evidence of good character.
Demonstrated financial need will be considered in the selection process.
Applicants in the Northeast Region of the Ohio School Boards Association will be responsible for forwarding their applications and transcripts for consideration for the Lester Marrison Teacher Education Book Grant – postmarked by May 15th.
The Northeast Region, OSBA Award Committee will review all book grant applications and will contact the winner for recognition at the annual conference held in October.
ANY QUESTIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO: firstname.lastname@example.org or call
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO: MR. Reno Contipelli
Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131 APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 15th
NORTHEAST REGION OSBA
LESTER MARRISON TEACHER EDUCATION BOOK GRANT
APPLICATION FORM; DEADLINE: MAY 15 This $1,000.00 book grant is awarded to a high school graduate in Northeast Ohio whose school district is a member of the Northeast Region of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA). To be eligible for this book grant, the applicant must:
Be majoring in or planning to major in “Teacher Education” at an accredited college or university in the state of Ohio.
Applicant need for financial assistance: This section may include, but is not limited to, areas such as A). Number of siblings; B). Other members of family currently enrolled in higher education; C). Personal hardships applicant has had to endure; D). Obstacles to applicant’s success in life.
(PLEASE NOTE: All applications NOT accompanied by the supporting documentation described above or received after the due date will be ineligible for consideration.)
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