Spring Scholarship Deadlines Are Set

CEA and CEA-R offer a number of opportunities for the children of members to earn scholarship dollars toward college. This year, the application deadline is Friday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m. The complete application must include the following:

1. A statement of the student’s personal philosophy and goals.

2. Two references: One from a current academic instructor with whom the student has studied during the past year, and one from someone other than a relative.

Scholarship guidelines are listed below:

• The parent or guardian member may request the application and guidelines from the CEA Office or download it from the CEA website.
• Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or students already enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college or university.
• Applicants must have a cumulative point hour of 2.5 or above which must be verified by an official high school or university transcript.
• Applicants must be full-time students while enrolled in college.
• Applicants must include a copy of the Student Aid Report from FASFA.
• Applicants must indicate all financial aid (other than student loans) which they expect to receive.

The Christa McAuliffe Memorial Scholarship, will be granted each year to a student majoring in education (unless no education applicants apply). This scholarship will be 1½ times the amount of any other scholarships awarded. To download the application, click here.

 

Send completed applications to:
Columbus Education Association
Attn: Spring Scholarship
929 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43205

Apply Now To Become A Teacher Leadership Initiative Fellow

The Columbus Education Association, in collaboration with the National Education Association, the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and the Center for Teaching Quality, is seeking 30 CEA members to participate in the 2017 cohort of the Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI).

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The top ten reasons why every CEA member should take the CCS Facilities Master Plan Survey

In no particular order, here are the top ten reasons why every CEA member should take the CCS Facilities Master Plan Survey:

  • You get to tell the district what the optimal grade-level configurations are for schools.
  • You get to tell the district whether or not to build smaller or larger schools in the future.
  • You get to tell the district how it should address overcrowded schools.
  • You get to tell the district what factors it should consider when reviewing underutilized schools.
  • You get to tell the district where Pre-K spaces should be located.
  • You get to tell the district where specialized services and programs should be located.
  • You get to tell the district how important auditoriums, indoor and outdoor athletic spaces are to your students.
  • You get to tell the district about the challenges that are facing our athletic programs.
  • You get to tell the district about the challenges that are facing our fine arts programs.
  • You get to tell the district how to prioritize deciding whether to rebuild, renovate, repair or retire schools.

The CCS Master Facilities Plan Survey closes at 8 a.m. Monday, Mar. 14. To take the survey, click here.