Scholarships


California State PTA Scholarships

The California State PTA scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors to commend extensive volunteer service in the school and community. Scholarships are for use during fall semester/quarter, following high school graduation. Scholarship awards also are available to credentialed teachers, counselors, and school nurses for advanced study, and to PTA volunteers with at least three years of PTA service to continue their education.

Application: An application and reference form are linked under the scholarship subheadings below. Applications and reference forms with letters must be received in the California State PTA office by close of business November 15. When November 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.


Graduating High School Senior Scholarship



Continuing Education – Credential Teachers and Counselors

Scholarships are available annually from the California State PTA for continuing education use, including summer study, from January 1 through December 31.
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. Upon proof of enrollment, a check for the scholarship is sent to the recipients accredited college or university to be credited to the recipients account.


Continuing Education – School Nurses

Scholarships are available annually from the California State PTA for continuing education use at Board of Registered Nurses-(BRN) approved institutions and/or providers from January 1 through December 31.
Qualifications: Scholarships are granted to licensed registered nurses who have been employed as school nurses in the public schools in California during the preceding academic year, who have a minimum of three years’ nursing experience in the public schools, who have a nursing contract for the current year and who plan to continue as public school nurses. Applicant must be a member of a PTA/PTSA unit in good standing and have an assignment in at least one PTA/PTSA school.

Selection: Recipients are selected by the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Committee. Upon proof of registration and completion of a BRN-approved continuing education course, a check for the scholarship is sent to the recipient as reimbursement.


Continuing Education – PTA Volunteer

Scholarships are available annually from the 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.
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 accredited college, university, trade or technical school to be credited to the recipient’s account.



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