Since the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship Program launched in 1998, it has contributed $315,000 to 100 awardees. Soon, a new class of students will benefit from the program aimed at assisting the children, grandchildren and legal dependents of OOIDA members receive a higher education.
Applications and all required materials for the 2019 scholarships must be postmarked no later than Feb. 1.
Each year, one $2,000 scholarship and four $1,000 scholarships are awarded. An alternate is also named each year. The funds are transferred directly to the student’s selected institution and can be renwed for a total of four years.
The funds can be used for tutition or any legitimate school-related expenses.
Go online for PDF versions of the cover letter and application. Each student must submit an application, 500-word essay on the topic indicated on the application and a transcript from high school or from an institution of higher learning.
The students are selected in a blind evaluation conducted by the OOIDA Scholarship Advisiory Committee.
Winners will be notified by a letter after OOIDA’s Spring Board Meeting. OOIDA will verify enrollment and deposit the funds directly into the student’s account at the college or technical school of his or her choice. Funds will be available in the first week of August for each year.
The 2018 winners were Rahul Paul, Andrew Inda, Chase Huelle, Hanna Ward, Tony Rice, and Cheriton Renee Johnson. You can learn more about the scholarship program here.
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