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The CTA Scholarship Program offers scholarships in the following categories: CTA members, dependent children of active members and Student CTA members.

  • The CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children offers a maximum of 35 scholarships of up to $5,000 each.
  • The CTA Scholarship in Honor of Del A. Weber offers one scholarship of up to $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 Student CTA (SCTA) Scholarship in Honor of L. Gordon Bittle offers a maximum of three scholarships of up to $5,000 each.

Award Amount

up to $5,000

Dependent Children

  • A maximum of 34 scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded.
  • One scholarship is provided in Honor of Ralph J. Flynn and is awarded to the highest-scoring applicant.
  • One scholarship is provided in Honor of Ruthie Fagerstrom and is awarded to the second highest-scoring applicant.
  • One scholarship is provided in Honor of Susan B. Anthony and is awarded to the third highest-scoring applicant.
  • Applicant must be the dependent child of an active member of CTA, CTA/NEA-Retired or deceased CTA member and be claimed as a dependent on the member’s current year’s IRS form.
  • 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.

Dependent Children in Honor of Del A. Weber

(Dependent Children Attending Continuation High School/Alternative Education Programs)

  • A maximum of one scholarship of up to $5,000 is awarded.
  • Applicant must be the dependent child of an active member of CTA, CTA/NEA-Retired or deceased CTA member and be claimed as a dependent on the member’s current year’s IRS form.

CTA Members

  • A maximum of five scholarships of up to $3,000 are awarded.
  • One scholarship is designated as the American Indian/ Alaska Native Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Alice Piper and is awarded to the highest-scoring applicant.
  • One scholarship is designated for an ESP member who wants to transition into the teaching profession, provided an ESP member applies.
  • Applicant must be an active member of CTA (including members working on an emergency credential).
  • College coursework should demonstrate high academic achievement. Explain any unique circumstances related to medical, physical or emotional difficulties that may have affected your grades.

Student CTA (SCTA) in Honor of L. Gordon Bittle Memorial

  • A maximum of three scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded.
  • One scholarship is designated as the Pacific Asian American Scholarship in Honor of Philip Vera Cruz and is awarded to the highest-scoring applicant.
  • Applicant must be an active member of Student CTA (SCTA) and pursuing a career in public education.
  • 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.
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