Scholarship Information

  • A free 2-year degree is available to all OAPSE members and their families.  
    Members may contact their Local President for more information.
    Local 161: Julie Langanke
    Local 609:  Ira Essner
    Local 107:  Andrew Moreland

    There is a scholarship opportunity available for OAPSE Members.  
    OAPSE/AFSCME Memorial Scholarship ($2,500) is for graduating high school seniors only.  Applications must be postmarked NO LATER than March 1, in order to be considered. Members may contact Julie Langanke for applications - or click the following for the
    Scholarship Application
    Julie Langanke

    Dianne Talarico Education Scholarship Applications 
    Applications for The Dianne Talarico Education Scholarship are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year.  This scholarship is offered in memory of Dianne Talarico, who served as Superintendent of the Canton City Schools from 2001-06. DTESA offers scholarships to Canton City School graduates and/or children of current or retired employees of the Canton City School District, regardless of the high school that they attended, who are pursuing a career in the field of education. To qualify, students must be attending college or planning to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program.  Applications must be completed and returned by April 15, 2023. For more information or questions, contact Lori Coates at 330-493-1085. For an electronic copy of the application, contact Lori Coates via email at