2022 AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Scholarships Now Available

Columbus, Ohio - The AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Executive Board is pleased to announce the 40th annual AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Family Scholarships are now available.  The 2022 Women’s scholarship is named in honor of Ohio Council 8 leader Cheryl Keeler the men’s scholarship is named in honor of Ohio Council 8 leader Doug Moore.

Cheryl Keeler is a native of Columbus who graduated from Central High School and later graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in English and literature. Cheryl started her 18-year Ohio Council 8 career in 1987 as a legal secretary and five years later, became the Legal Department’s Supervisor/Paralegal. In 1994, she joined the Columbus Region as a Staff Representative. In 2000, she was appointed Columbus Regional Director, a position she held until retiring in 2005. Cheryl lives in Columbus and is still active in the community as past president of the Second Wind Lung Transplant Association and is a consultant for Council 8 staff. 

Doug Moore’s roots in the labor movement run deep. After graduating from Bluefield State College in 1968 with a degree in education, Moore taught school for two years before bringing his teaching skills to the Ohio Laborer’s Training and Upgrading Program, a labor/management project supported by Laborer’s District Council of Ohio. Doug’s association with AFSCME Ohio Council 8 began in 1980 when he was hired as a code enforcement officer by the City of Columbus. He quickly worked his way up through the ranks, serving as a steward, chief steward, executive board member, vice president, and in 1992, he was elected President of AFSCME Local 1632 representing more than 2,000 city workers, was elected as a Columbus Regional Vice President the same year and served the executive board until he retired in 2015.  Over the years, he has provided the energy and vision that enabled Local 1632 to lead the way with innovative programs like the Quality of Working Life program, grievance mediation, and interest-based bargaining. In addition, he was active with the Ohio AFL-CIO, the Coalition of Black Trade unionists, and the A. Philip Randolph Institute. He is still active in the community and his church.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, May 16, 2022. Find the application here.