Continuing Education Scholarships for PTA Volunteers

(Established 1993 – Revised August 2014)

Scholarships are available annually from California State PTA to be used for continuing education at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. These scholarships recognize volunteer service in PTA and enable PTA volunteers to continue their education. The scholarships may be utilized during the period January 1 to 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: Applicant must have given three years’ volunteer service to PTA/PTSA and must hold current membership in a PTA/PTSA unit in good standing.

Selection: Recipients are selected by the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Committee. Continuing volunteer service in PTA/PTSA is a major criterion in the selection of scholarship recipients. Upon proof of enrollment, a check for the scholarship is sent to the recipient’s PTA district president to be presented to the recipient.

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