Grants/Scholarships

OCIRA offers the following Scholarships & Grants each year:

$250 Undergraduate Scholarship - One award of $250 is given to one undergraduate having:

  • a minimum of two years in an undergraduate education program

  • completed 6-12 hours of the required reading core courses

$250 Past-presidents’ Graduate Scholarship - One award of $250 is given to one graduate having:

  • a minimum of three years of teaching

  • enrolled in graduate literacy program

$250 Classroom Grant - One award of $250 is given to a classroom teacher to encourage classroom project development and/or action research. The competition is open to classroom and reading teachers who:

  • a minimum of three years teaching.

  • identify a need for a specific classroom literacy project/study and implement in the classroom.​


Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2018 Final selection is the responsibility of the Awards/Scholarship Committee. Recipients are announced in Spring. Scholarship winners are expected to report their outcomes to OCIRA either at the fall conference or to email an article for both the e-newsletter and the website.

​For details or questions please contact: Julie Greenberg, Vice President juliegreenberg12@gmail.com 

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