Benefits Spotlight - April 2, 2021 - Les Best Scholarship and more

Posted Apr. 2, 2021 by

OCSEA is a member-powered union, and our power in numbers helps build quality benefits and exclusive member discounts. Whether a state or local government OCSEA member, there're a lot of benefits to being union! Read on for more about exclusive member-only benefits and discounts. Want to see more? Check out (A MyOCSEA account is required to view member-only discounts.)


Union scholarship deadline is April 30. Don't miss out!

Affording a college education is a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Your union is here to help! Through the union's Les Best Scholarship Program, OCSEA awards a total of $12,000 annually in college scholarships. That pot of scholarship money is for eligible dues-paying members who are taking college courses as well as their college-enrolled spouses and college-bound dependents. 

The application process is easy! But don't delay! The deadline to apply for the Les Best Scholarship is April 30, 2021. All dues-paying members, as well as their dependents and spouses are eligible to apply each year.

Apply now at Winners will be notified in early June after a panel of independent judges completes the application judging process. Winners' scholarships are sent to the schools in August to be used toward tuition.

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Purchasing Power®

Wherever life takes you, Purchasing Power has what you need. Whether it's technology, exercise equipment, gaming items, appliances, or, now travel options, Purchasing Power is there for members. Just pay over time through payroll deduction with no credit check, no fixed payments and no hidden fees. 


African Safari Wildlife Park

Grab the kids and get in touch with your wild side at Port Clinton's African Safari Wildlife Park. Drive your own car through and get up close with exotic animals. Or you can also stroll through the walk-through exhibits! OCSEA members save up to $10 with discount tickets good all season long.