Financial benefits that are available only to CEA members and their families. For a CEA Fall Scholarship Application, please check the "Forms" tab.

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

You have lawyers

CEA membership provides a benefit that all of us need at one time or another: A legal services plan with reduced rates for those personal matters requiring a lawyer-such as developing an estate plan, resolving domestic matters or dealing with a traffic violation.

The Basic Plan (now known as the OEA/NEA Attorney Referral Program) is provided for every active member. When you become a member of the Association, you automatically receive, at a reduced rate, legal assistance with matters in five areas: real estate, wills and estates, domestic relations, consumer protection and traffic violations.

For a reasonable fee, payable by payroll deduction, the Comprehensive Plan provides more extensive coverage for people who need it. Included here are matters such as personal injury. The best thing is that your immediate family is eligible.

As a CEA member, you automatically receive four free half-hour meetings to discuss any legal matter, except income tax preparation. If you need more extensive legal assistance, including a document review, you can join the Comprehensive Plan and receive services at the discounted rate. A few legal services, such as help with business dealings, bankruptcy or taxes and defense in criminal matters, do not qualify for the discounted rate.

Call Cloppert, Sauter, Latanick and Washburn, the law firm administering the plan, at 461-4455 for consultations.