Scholarships, Grants, and Awards Programs 

CTA offers several different educational scholarships, grants and awards to members and their dependents throughout the academic year. Listed below are the major CTA scholarships, grants and awards.

 

Application
     

CTA César E. Chávez Memorial Education Awards Program

This awards program provides recognition for teams of students and their teachers who demonstrate an understanding of the vision and guiding principles by which César Chávez lived his life. The recipients, both students and sponsoring CTA members, will receive up to $550 and their work will be recognized by the posting of visual art and written essays online and in various CTA publications. The exact amount will be determined by the Awards committee. 

Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016 | Award Amount: up to $550

                                           
     Brochure        

Written Essay Criteria 

  Individual Application       

 2015-16 Written Awards Recipients

               
              Visual Arts Criteria     Group Application       2015-16 Visual Arts Recipients                  
                                               
   

GLBT Safety in Schools Grant & Scholarship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa

The grant program will support projects and presentations that promote understanding of and respect for LGBTQ+ persons.

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

Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2016 | Award Amount: up to $2,500

                                             
     Brochure         Criteria and Eligibility    Application       2015-16 Recipients                
                                               
     

CTA Scholarships

The CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children offers a maximum of 35 scholarships up to $5,000 each. The highest scoring applicant is awarded the Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Ralph J. Flynn.

The CTA Scholarship in Honor of Del A. Weber offers one scholarship of $5,000 to a dependent child of an active member of CTA, CTA/NEA-Retired or deceased CTA member who is attending or attended a continuation high school or an alternative education program.

The CTA Scholarship for Members offers a maximum of five scholarships of up to $3,000 each. The highest scoring applicant is awarded the American Indian/Alaska Native Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Alice Piper.

The Student CTA (SCTA) Scholarship in Honor of L. Gordon Bittle offers a maximum of three scholarships of up to $5,000 each. The highest scoring applicant is awarded the Pacific Asian American Scholarship in Honor of Philip Vera Cruz.
 

Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017 | Award Amount: up to $5,000

Two current letters of recommendation and official transcripts must be sent separately to:

CTA, Attn: Janeya Dawson
P.O. Box 921, Burlingame, CA 94011-0921

                                             
     Brochure         Criteria and Eligibility
Dependent
Members
L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship for Student CTA (SCTA)
  Guidelines for Letter of Recommendation        Application                 2015-16 Recipients
                                               
     

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program encourages ethnic minority students to become educators, school nurses, school counselors or school therapists and to promote professional growth for ethnic minority teachers and ESP members. 

Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017 | Award Amount: up to $4,000

Two current letters of recommendation and official transcripts must be sent separately to:

CTA, Attn: Janeya Dawson
P.O. Box 921, Burlingame, CA 94011-0921

                                             
     Brochure         Criteria and Eligibility   Guidelines For Letter of Recommendation        Application                   2015-16 Recipients
                                               
                                               
       

 
 
     

 
For more about other CTA awards, click here.
For more about other SCTA scholarships, click here.


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