Scholarships are awarded annually at our State Convention to outstanding graduating high school students who are a son, daughter, or grandchild of an active or retired member of the Ohio Chapter of the UPMA, and will be entering their first year at a college, university, technical or vocational school, enrolled full time, during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Each year the scholarship committee determines the total amount of the scholarships to be awarded,review the applications and select the recipients of the scholarships. The Ohio Chapter is proud to play a part in furthering the education of these young students.
For 2018, the Ohio UPMA will be awarding two (2) $1000 scholarships. The Ohio Chapter retirees will be awarding an additional $1000 scholarship for a total of three (3) $1000 scholarships from the Ohio Chapter membership.
Please apply at the following scholarship link.
Every year the scholarship applications continue getting better and better making the Scholarship committee ‘s job harder. I would like to thank the Irene Dues, Tracy Gebhart, and Tracie Canby for all their help.
We presented three scholarships at the 2017 Ohio Chapter of the UPMA State Convention.
Our 1st recipient is Maddison Fortman. Maddison is the granddaughter of Dolores Fortman, retired Postmaster of Marie Stein OH. Maddison graduate the top of her graduating a class at Fort Loramie, Ohio and will be attending the Bowling Green State University where she has been accepted into the Honors College to study biology.
Our 2nd recipient is Briauna Ward. She is the daughter of Mary Ward, Postmaster of Glouster Ohio. Briauna graduated from Trimble High School in Athens County, Ohio. Briauna will attend the Ohio University this fall. She will be studying to be a Special Education-Intervention Specialist.
Molly Frey won the retiree's scholarship. She is granddaughter of Janet Branson, retired postmaster of Greenfield OH.