Applications due Feb. 1 for OOIDA Mary Johnston scholarships

| 1/18/2012

High school seniors still have time to submit their applications for financial assistance from the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship fund.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Feb. 1, for the 2012-2013 school year.

According to the OOIDA Foundation, interested applicants or those wanting to confirm their application has been received should contact the OOIDA Membership Department at 800-444-5791 and ask for either Sylvia Dodson or Marion Case.

The OOIDA scholarship fund was established in 1998 to help the children, grandchildren and legal dependents of dues-paying OOIDA members achieve their dreams of going on to college or trade school.

Scholarship winners are selected based on grades, extracurricular activities, and a 500-word essay. The committee awards one first-place scholarship for $2,000 and four $1,000 awards, which can be renewed for up to four years.

Shell Rotella has again generously donated $10,000 to the scholarship fund, making Shell the top corporate benefactor for the fourth straight year.

Previous scholarship winners have checked in with OOIDA and say the financial assistance they received helped them achieve their career goals in a wide range of fields, including mechanical engineering, diesel technology and medical research, among others.