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The Russell Meade Memorial Scholarship

Memorial Scholarship

On August 14, 2002, ORMA lost a member who was part of the heart of our unit for decades. Russell N. Meade of Meade & Associates in Westerville, Ohio, was known in our association for many things.

Russ, “the big guy,” was what our association stood for. He had a passion for our industry that was contagious. Words like ethical, accountable, and honest are words that you often heard when his name was mentioned.

Russ was the one who stuck his hand out first to welcome the new guy. He knew that integrity was what would make our association stand out. He felt that our industry did have an image to maintain and we owed it to the clients and the consumers to handle ourselves accordingly.

There was no such thing as compromise when it came to faith, ethics, morals and the fundamental standards to which we should hold ourselves. This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Russ Meade and encourage others to move forward in their lives with the qualities that make a difference. These qualities are needed now more than ever.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be an employee or immediate family member of an employee whose agency is a member of ORMA
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be accepted into an accredited college and able to provide proof of admission
The 2017 scholarship application process is now open. Please click on the link below to download and print. Complete and return it to Scholarship Committee Chair Leslie Engle by July 14, 2017 as directed on the application. Only applications that provide all the required information will be considered. Good luck to all applicants!

Download Application (PDF)