The Les Best Scholarship: Investing in OCSEA families

Posted Mar. 7, 2017 by

One of the many ways OCSEA strives to improve the lives of its members and their families is through the Les Best Scholarship Fund. Each year, OCSEA awards a total of $12,000 in scholarships to OCSEA members, their spouses and dependents. The deadline to apply for this year's scholarships is April 30, 2017.

The Les Best Scholarship is available to members, their spouses and their dependents who are enrolled in a undergraduate degree program. Read the stories of some of OCSEA's past winners in the most recent edition of the OCSEA magazine at

Past winner of the Spouse Scholarship, Simone Burley, credits her scholarship with helping her do the impossible in her dreams to go to school. “Paying for my education out of pocket was a tremendous challenge, and the Les Best Scholarship helped to ease the financial burden of paying my tuition,” says Burley, a Legal Investigator/Paralegal with the Columbus City Attorney’s Office and an OCSEA spouse.