United Teachers of Santa Clara

CTA Scholarship Opportunities

CTA has announced applications are now being accepted for 2016.

CTA offers several different educational scholarships to members and their dependents throughout the academic year.  Listed below are the major CTA scholarships/timelines.

  • 2016 CTA Scholarship for Members – Five (5) $3,000 scholarships will be awarded.
  • 2016 CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children – Thirty-four (34) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.
  • 2016 Del A. Weber Scholarship (Dependent Children Attending Continuation High School / Alternative Education Programs) – One (1) $5,000 scholarship will be awarded.

The UTSC President must sign the completed Application/Membership Verification form for the Scholarships listed above. 

 2016 L.Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship for Student CTA (SCTA)

Three (3) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applicant’s signature is required.  UTSC President’s signature not required for this scholarship. Deadline for ALL scholarships: Feb. 3, 2017.

The forms for scholarships listed above are available on the CTA website: http://www.cta.org/ Scholarships

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  • CTA CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ MEMORIAL EDUCATION AWARDS PROGRAM

This awards program provides recognition for teams of students and their teachers who demonstrate an understanding of the vision and guiding principles by which César Chávez lived his life. The recipients, both students and sponsoring CTA members, will receive up to $550 and their work will be recognized by the posting of visual art and written essays online and in various CTA publications. The exact amount will be determined by the Awards committee.                                                                                                             Deadline: Dec. 2, 2016

The grant program will support projects and presentations that promote understanding of and respect for LGBTQ+ persons.
The scholarship program will support self-identified LGBTQ members enrolled in a teacher/counseling credential or graduate program who are pursuing a career in public education and who understand the importance of LGBTQ educators as role models in our public schools.                                                               Deadline: Dec. 16, 2016

  • 2017 CTA HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

The goal of the awards program is to promote the development of programs for the advancement and protection of human & civil rights and social justice issues within the Association.  Brochure and nomination form can be found online at http://www.cta.org/~/media/Documents/Professional%20Development/Awards/Human%20Rights%20Awards%20Announcement%20and%20Nomination%20Form%20Interactive%20User.ashx  Deadline: Jan. 5, 2017

  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program encourages ethnic minority students to become educators, school nurses, school counselors or school therapists and to promote professional growth for ethnic minority teachers and ESP members.                                        Deadline: Feb. 17, 2017

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