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Continue your education with PTA scholarships for nurses, teachers, counselors and volunteers

To help you continue on your educational path, the California State PTA is proud to offer several continuing-education scholarship programs for school professionals and volunteers.

The application process for 2017 is now closed.

THREE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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. Apply online or download and view the application for school nurses.

SCHOOL NURSES – APPLY ONLINE

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. Apply online or download and view the application for teachers and counselors.

TEACHERS and COUNSELORS – APPLY ONLINE

For PTA 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.

PTA VOLUNTEERS – APPLY ONLINE

Additional Information

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.

for 2016, applications will be accepted until Monday, October 17. The application process for 2017 is now closed.

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.