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Scholarships to help you succeed

To help you continue on your educational path, the California State PTA is proud to offer several scholarship programs.

*The continuing-education scholarship application process for 2015 is now closed. Please check back soon for a list of recipients. Applications for graduating high school seniors are due by February 1.

CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

  • For nurses – Registered Nurses are eligible to apply for the $500 Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses. You must be employed in a California public school during the preceding year, have a nursing contract for the current year – and assignment in – at least one PTA school, plan to continue as a public-school nurse, and use the scholarship at approved institutions or providers, such as nursing schools, hospitals, organized nursing groups and private providers that meet California Board of Registered Nursing requirements. For reference only, you may download and view the application for school nurses.
  • For teachers and counselors – Credentialed teachers and counselors who have a minimum of three years’ experience in a California public school are eligible to apply for the $500 Continuing Education Scholarship for Credentialed Classroom Teachers and Counselors. You must be employed in a California public school during the preceding year and plan to continue working as a teacher or counselor. For reference only, you may download and view the application for teachers and counselors.
  • For volunteers – PTA volunteers with at least three years of service are eligible to apply for the $500 Continuing Education Scholarship. Your scholarship must be used for advanced studies at accredited California colleges, universities, trade and technical schools. For reference only, you may download and view the application for volunteers.

The application process for 2015 is now closed. Nurses, teachers/counselors and volunteers must apply for scholarships by October 15. The scholarship must be used January 1 – December 31 following the year of award; proof of your enrollment and completion of coursework must be provided to California State PTA by June 1.

GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • For studentsGraduating high-school seniors are eligible to apply for the $750 Volunteer Service Scholarship and the $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Scholarship for medical-field education. Applications are due February 1.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

All scholarships require current membership at PTAs in good standing, so if you’re not yet a member but are interested in applying for these opportunities, be sure to contact your local PTA and join today!

For general questions about these important programs, please contact the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Chairman via grants@capta.org.