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.


Apply online here for the following scholarships:

  • LGBTQ+ Safety in Schools Grant & Scholarship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa
  • CTA Scholarships
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program

 
CTA César E. Chávez Memorial Education Awards Program

This awards program provides recognition for educators and their students 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 (exact amount will be determined by the Awards committee). Their work will be recognized by posting visual art and written essays online and in various CTA publications.

Deadline:  March 15, 2019  | Award Amount: up to $550 | 2017-18 Written Awards Recipients 2017-18 Visual Arts Recipients
 

 

Brochure
 

Written Essay Criteria
 

   

Group Application
     


     
   
 

LGBTQ+ 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: December 14, 2018 | Award Amount: up to $2,500 | 
2017-18 Recipients 

 

   

Brochure
 

Criteria and Eligibility
 

Apply here
     


CTA Scholarships

The CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children offers a maximum of 35 scholarships of up to $5,000 each.

  • 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.


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.

  • One scholarship is designated as the American Indian/Alaska Native Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Alice Piper and is awarded to the highest-scoring member applicant.
  • One scholarship is designated for an ESP member who wants to transition into the teaching profession, provided an ESP member applies.


The Student CTA (SCTA) Scholarship in Honor of L. Gordon Bittle offers a maximum of three scholarships of up to $5,000 each. 

  • One scholarship is designated as the Pacific Asian American Scholarship in Honor of Philip Vera Cruz and is awarded to the highest scoring SCTA applicant.

Deadline: February 1, 2019 | Award Amount: up to $5,000 | 2017-18 Recipients

 
   

Brochure
 


Criteria and Eligibility
Dependent
Members
L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship
for Student CTA (SCTA)

   


Guidelines for Letter
of Recommendation
 

Apply here
 
       
         


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program

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: February 15, 2019  | Award Amount: up to $6,000 | 2017-18 Recipients

 
   

Brochure
 

Criteria and Eligibility
 
 
Guidelines For Letter
of Recommendation
 

Apply here
 
     

 
     

 

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

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