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L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship for Student CTA


Be pursuing a career in public education. Applicants may be in an undergraduate, teacher credential or graduate program.

High school grade point average should reflect a high unweighted average. College coursework should reflect high academic achievement. Explain any unique circumstances related to medical, physical or emotional difficulties that may have affected your grades.

Evaluation of Applications

Applicant's Statement  30 pts }50% 
School and Community Activities 20 pts
Letter of Recommendation #1 25 pts }50%
Letter of Recommendation #2 25 pts
  100 pts  

Letters of recommendation must separately address each of the following categories:
  • Involvement in and sensitivity to human, social and civic issues that reflect responsibility, reliability and integrity;
  • Educational and personal achievements that reflect academic and/or vocational potential.
Scholarship Awards

CTA receives about 20 applications in this category annually. A maximum of three (3) scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded.

Scholarship applicants are notified by mail in May. In order to receive funds, scholarship recipients will be required to submit proof of registration for the summer or fall 2014 semester/quarter as:
  • A full-time student in an accredited institution of higher learning; or
  • Registered in an approved credential or degree program in an accredited institution of higher learning.
Scholarship funds must be used for education-related expenses only.

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