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Supporting CTA Members and Their Families

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

The 2022-2023 applications will be available in mid-October.

Scholarship Amount: up to $5,000

Questions? Email scholarships@cta.org

Criteria and Eligibility are included in each category below

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Scholarship funds must be used for education-related expenses only

If you have any questions, please call Janeya Dawson at 650-552-5446 or email scholarships@cta.org


Scholarship Committee

The 2022-2023 CTA Scholarship Committee:

Kelly Villalobos, Chair
Margie Granado, Board Liaison
Mignon Jackson
Claire Merced-Robles
Alberto Nodal
Mary Rose Ortega
Jonathan Oyaga
Maria Rodriguez-Gonzalez
Alan Underwood
Leticia Urias
Brenda Walker