Scholarships for UESF Members & Their Dependents

California Federation of Teachers
The CFT offers the Raoul Teilhet Scholarships for dependents of UESF members graduating high school or in college ($3,000 for four-year courses and $1,000 for two-year courses). High School student applications are due in early January. Applications for continuing college students are typically due July 1st.

CFT Scholarships web page

California Teachers Association 
Up to 35 CTA scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each are available to dependent children of active, retired, or deceased CTA members. In addition, the highest-scoring applicant is awarded the Ralph J. Flynn Memorial Scholarship.

The CTA also offers up to five scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to current CTA members completing college coursework. Both scholarships are typically due in early February.

CTA Scholarships web page

American Federation of Teachers
The AFT offers the Robert G. Potter Scholarship Program – $8,000 scholarships available to graduating high school seniors that are dependents of UESF members. A $1,000 grant is also available for UESF members who are continuing their education. Both are typically due by March 31st.

AFT Scholarships web page

AFL-CIO
Through the Union Plus Scholarship Program the AFL-CIO offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $4000 to union members, their spouses, and their dependents who are enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education. Scholarships are also available to graduate students. Applications are typically due on January 31st.

AFL-CIO Scholarships web page

It’s My Turn
It’s My Turn, a nonprofit created by Nathan Ladyzhensky from Mosher Financial, is offering two $500 grants for teachers and two $500 grants for paraprofessionals to be used for classroom expenditures, education, or other personal uses. Applicants are asked to submit a short essay (400 words maximum), describing their classroom needs, efforts and dedication. Essays should be submitted to grantsSFUSD [at] itsmyturn [dot] org by May 1, 2013.

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