Congratulations to our 2023 Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship winners: Clare Dolan and Derek Pfeiffer!
Clare is a student in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District and her mother is a teacher and union member in the same district. Clare plans to attend Ohio State in the fall, majoring in political science.
Derek is a student in the Oregon City School District and his father is a teacher and the union president in the same district. Derek plans to attend Florida State University in the fall, majoring in international relations.
The Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in December 2006 to honor 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. The Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee selects an annual Mooney Scholar to receive a $2,000 scholarship. The scholarship is intended to provide an opportunity to a graduating senior from a public high school who plans to pursue a degree in education, history, labor studies or political science. An applicant must be the child of a member (in good standing) of the Ohio Federation of Teachers or the child of any staff person who is employed by OFT or its locals.
Applications for the 2024 Tom Mooney Memorial Scholarship will be open next spring.