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Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship

The Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship honors the late OFT President Tom Mooney's legacy in public education and union work, and to help others pursue his passions for social justice and political action. 

More info will be available when the next application period opens in Spring 2022. 


American Federation of Teachers Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

This program offers four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing education.

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Union Plus Scholarship Program

Sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation. The program is open to members, spouses and dependent children of unions participating in any of the Union Plus programs.

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Free Community College for OFT Members and Family 

Eastern Gateway Community College in Ohio is a fully accredited, nonprofit public institution that is part of the University System of Ohio. OFT members and family can enroll in the online distance-learning program with no costs for tuition, fees or e-texts. Credits earned can be transferred to a four-year college. 

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