Graduating High School Senior Scholarship

(Established 1977/1978 – Revised October 2008)

Scholarships are available annually from the California State PTA to high school seniors graduating between January and June of each calendar year. These scholarships acknowledge the achievement of high school seniors of volunteer work in the school and community. Scholarships are for use during the first year following high school graduation at an accredited college, university, community college, or trade or technical school.

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 February 1. When February 1 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 volunteered in the school and community and must be graduating from a California public high school that has a PTA unit in good standing. Applicant must be a member of the PTA/PTSA unit at his/her high school.

Selection: Recipients are selected by the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Committee. Upon selection to receive a California State PTA Graduating High School Senior Scholarship, a check will be sent to the recipient with the award letter. Checks will be issued to recipients by June first of the current fiscal year.

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