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GLBT “Guy DeRosa” Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Program


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The grant and scholarship program was created to promote human and civil rights by making our public schools safe for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons.

The grants will support projects and presentations that promote understanding and respect for GLBT persons.

The scholarships will support members enrolled in a teacher/counseling credential program who are pursuing a career in public education and who understand the importance of GLBT educators as role models in our public schools.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • CTA/SCTA members, or
  • Public school student(s) nominated by a CTA or SCTA member, or
  • Public school district(s) nominated by a CTA or SCTA member

Awards Program

Grants/scholarships up to $2,000 will be made available annually to awardees.

Grant Program

  • Programs in Public Schools
  1. Students in public schools, community colleges or four-year universities who implement GLBT projects and/or presentations.
  2. CTA members who implement a GLBT project/presentation at a public school for students and/or employees.
  3. Public school districts that implement a project/presentation which promotes a safe public school environment conducive to learning and teaching for GLBT persons.
  4. Special consideration will be given to projects that recognize, promote and celebrate ethnic diversity among GLBT youth.
  • Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
  1. GSA's will be eligible for project activities and/or presentations that promote a safe public school environment for all GLBT persons
  2. Seed money to establish a GSA.
  3. Special consideration will be given to projects that recognize, promote and celebrate ethnic diversity among GLBT youth.

Scholarship Program

The scholarship program will support members enrolled in a teacher/counseling credential program who are pursuing a career in public education and who understand the importance of GLBT educators as role models in our public schools.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Proof that you are currently enrolled or that you will be enrolled in a teacher/counseling credential program.
  • An essay up to two pages (8½ x 11, double space) on the importance of GLBT educators as role models in our public schools. If enrolled in a graduate program applicant also needs to demonstrate how the program furthers their career as a public educator.

Timeline

  • Applications that do not meet all specifications will not be considered.
  • Applicants must submit a complete, typed or legibly printed application. Contact the Human Rights Dept. at 650-552-5446 for additional forms.
  • Grant and scholarship applicants are notified by letter in January.
  • Grant and scholarship awardees will be requested to supply a status report.  

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