Why Wednesday? Continuing Education Scholarships and PTA Grants

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Q: Who qualifies for California State PTA grants and continuing education scholarships? When is the application due?

Continuing Education Scholarships:

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

We have three opportunities available for nurses, teachers and counselors, and PTA volunteers.

All continuing education scholarship applications are due to the state office by October 1, 2020. Follow this link to apply online or download an application to submit by mail or email.

Grants:

California State PTA grant funds are available for PTAs in good standing to develop and implement programs and projects at the unit, council and district PTA levels.

We offer the following grants: cultural arts, outreach translation, healthy lifestyles and parent education. To get more information on the grants or download the application, click here.  

Applications must be mailed or emailed; faxes will not be accepted

  • Mailed applications must be received in the California State PTA office by the close of business October 1, 2020
  • Emailed applications must be received by 11:59 PM PST on October 1

High School Scholarships:

Tell the high school seniors in your life that California State PTA offers scholarships for them as well. High school senior scholarships are due February 1, 2021. More information can be found here.

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Why Wednesday? 9/18/19

It’s Why Wednesday! Q: Why hasn’t your PTA applied for one of our grants yet?

We offer grants to units, councils and districts in four different areas. Here is a little more information about each of them:

  1. Parent Education Grant — Parenting is hard. There is no manual to guide us through, so many parents turn to the PTA for educational opportunities. This grant can be used for parent education programs or projects that your PTA develops.
  2. Cultural Arts Grant — Arts education is not only an important part of a comprehensive education, but it is often students favorite part of the school day. The arts are a wonderful way to celebrate the cultures and diversity of the students on your campus. The cultural arts grant can be used for assemblies, docents, and other student-centered programs that support the arts or diversity and inclusion on your campus.
  3. Outreach Translation Grant — Every member matters at your PTA meetings and your school events, but often times communication is challenging with the diversity of languages on your campus. Use this grant to translate PTA written materials or oral presentations so that every member of your school community can participate in your events.
  4. Healthy Lifestyle Grant —  We want our children and families to have healthy minds and bodies. This grant can be used to implement programs to improve the health of adults and children in your community. Ideas for these grant funds include classes, health awareness weeks, health fairs or other safety programs.

We look forward to receiving your grant applications no later than October 15th. Learn more and apply at www.capta.org/grants.

Every Wednesday on the blog and on social media, we will be answering the most commonly asked questions about PTA. Do you have any questions we can answer for Why Wednesday? There are four ways to send us your questions:

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Why Wednesday? 9/11/19

It’s Why Wednesday! Q: Who qualifies for California State PTA grants and continuing education scholarships? When is the application due?

Continuing Education Scholarships:

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

We have three opportunities available for nurses, teachers and counselors, and PTA volunteers.

All continuing education scholarship applications are due October 15, 2019. Follow this link to apply online or download an application to submit by mail or email.

Grants:

California State PTA grant funds are available for PTAs in good standing to develop and implement programs and projects at the unit, council and district PTA levels.

We offer the following grants: cultural arts, outreach translation, healthy lifestyles and parent education. To get more information on the grants or download the application, click here.  

Applications must be mailed or emailed; faxes will not be accepted

  • Mailed applications must be received in the California State PTA office by the close of business October 15, 2019
  • Emailed applications must be received by 11:59 PM PST on October 15

High School Scholarships:

Tell the high school seniors in your life that California State PTA offers scholarships for them as well. High school senior scholarships are due February 1, 2020. More information can be found here.

Every Wednesday on the blog and on social media, we will be answering the most commonly asked questions about PTA. Do you have any questions we can answer for Why Wednesday? There are four ways to send us your questions:

  1. Complete this form: forms.gle/iy6z2mJoQbiehS6L6
  2. Tweet us @CaliforniaPTA
  3. Send us a Facebook message at www.facebook.com/CaliforniaPTA/ or comment on a Why Wednesday post
  4. Email communications@capta.org.