Financial Support and Scholarships

UESF Health & Welfare Fund

The UESF Health and Welfare fund is meant to provide emergency assistance to UESF members, certificated and classified. Priority will be given to those members who are homeless, fire victims, or who have suffered hardship due to the death of a family member.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis starting on September 1, 2017. Applicants may apply for up to $750.00. Paraprofessionals and substitutes must pay a $6.00 application fee. (Note: Certificated members do not need to pay an application fee because 50¢ of their dues goes into the Health and Welfare fund every month.)

All applications must have the requested information and documentation. Check back here for a link to the application after September 1st, or call 956-8373 if you have any questions.

Scatena Fund for Members in Need

The Scatena Memorial Fund was established as a trust with the Bank of America in 1925 in order to provide grants to San Francisco active and retired teachers and paras who are in extreme financial need.

Applications for the Scatena Fund are posted during the fall semester, with applications typically due in early November. Applicants are asked to fill out a two-page form. Check back here for a link to the 2017 Scatena Fund application, or call 956-8373.

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.
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.
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.
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.