Deadline extended until Feb. 10 for OOIDA scholarship apps

| Friday, January 31, 2014

High school seniors who plan to apply for financial assistance from the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship fund now have until Monday, Feb. 10, to submit applications for the 2014-2015 schoolyear.

According to the OOIDA Foundation, interested applicants or those wanting to confirm that their application has been received should contact the OOIDA Foundation Department at 800-444-5791 and ask for Andrew King or email him at

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.

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.

Shell Rotella is the fund’s top corporate benefactor to date and will again make a generous donation. Shell Rotella has generously donated $10,000 to the scholarship fund each year since 2009.

Click here for additional application information.