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Student Scholarship in Honor of Jim Pinchak

February 03, 2020 9:35 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

The Dr. G. James Pinchak Memorial Scholarship has been established to aid and honor outstanding high school students in career-technical education.

A lifelong educator, Dr. Pinchak, dedicated his career to guiding and instructing students of all ages. Earning degrees from Miami and Kent State Universities and his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University, Dr. Pinchak willingly shared his knowledge with his colleagues and students. His professional assignments included employment as an administrator for the Ohio Department of Education, Director and Principal of the Tolles Career and Technical Center, and Clinical Associate Professor at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Pinchak, who passed in 2018, was a loyal, dedicated educator who touched the lives of everyone he met. The Executive Board of the Ohio Career-Technical Administrators Association (OCTA) is proud to offer scholarship opportunities in his name.

Click here for the scholarship application.


Established in 2019, the purpose of this scholarship is to help further the education and training of career-technical education students in memory of Dr. G. James Pinchak.

The scholarship is available to all current Ohio senior students enrolled in a career and technical education (CTE) program in a city, compact or joint vocational school district. Applicants should be in good standing.

The scholarship will be awarded to a senior student successfully completing a CTE program of study.

Scholarship Award: $1,000 per student/ $2,000 per OCTA Region

Total statewide award: $12,000

Scholarships to be awarded per OCTA Region.

The application must be received NO LATER THAN March 1, 2020.

Scholarships will be awarded prior to the end of the school year.

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