Continuing Education Scholarship for School Staff Members

(Established 1976 – Revised August 2014 – Revised August 2020)

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 1. When October 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: Scholarships are awarded to credentialed teachers, counselors, school nurses and other staff members

  1. who were employed full time in the public schools in California during the preceding academic year;
  2. who have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in California public schools;
  3. who have a full-time contract for the current year;
  4. who plan to continue as a teacher, counselor, school nurse or staff member; and
  5. who are members of a PTA/PTSA unit in good standing, and teach or have a counseling, nursing or staff position at that PTA/PTSA

Selection: Recipients are selected by the California State PTA Scholarships and Grants 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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