Continuing Education Scholarship for Credentialed Teachers and Counselors

(Established 1976 – Revised August 2014)

Scholarships are available annually from California State PTA for continuing education use, including summer study, from January 1 through December 31.

Application: An application and reference form are located in the Toolkit. Applications and reference forms with letters must be received in the California State PTA office by close of business October 15. When October 15 falls on a weekend, applications are due in the State PTA office by close of business the following Monday. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Qualifications: Scholarships are granted to credentialed teachers and counselors who were employed full time in the public schools in California during the preceding academic year, who have a minimum of three (3) years’ teaching/counseling experience in public schools, who have a full-time teaching or counseling contract for the current year and who plan to continue as a teacher or counselor. Applicant must be a member of a PTA/PTSA unit in good standing and teach or have a counseling position at that PTA/PTSA school.

Selection: Recipients are selected by the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Committee and approved by California State PTA. A check for the scholarship is sent to the recipient’s PTA district president to be presented to the recipient.

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