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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.


Continuing Education Scholarships

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. Scholarships are available for:

  • School staff members (teachers, counselors, nurses and staff)
  • PTA volunteers


Graduating High-School Senior Scholarships

  • Eligible graduating high school seniors may apply for the Volunteer Service Scholarship and the $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Scholarship for medical-field education.



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*PTAs in good standing have bylaws reviewed within the last 5 years and all government filings up-to-date.

For general questions about these important programs, please contact the California State PTA at

For detailed information just for PTA Leaders on this topic, visit the Leaders’ Website.
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