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Offered by California Teachers Association (CTA)
The Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta Education Award Program annually awards up to $550 to educators and their students who demonstrate an understanding of the vision and guiding principles embraced by Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta. Students of any grade level (Pre-K to undergraduates), excluding graduate students, are eligible to apply. To apply, interested students must be nominated by a CTA member and may submit to either the “Written Essay” or “Visual Art” category. Entries must demonstrate how any of the following principles are evident in their lives: nonviolence, self-determination through unionization, social justice for farmworkers, safe food/health/environmental issues, human and civil rights issues, teamwork, cooperation, collaboration and/or service to others, empowerment of the disenfranchised, and innovation and education.
If you’re a student passionate about the values embraced by César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.
The California Teachers Association exists to protect and promote the well-being of its members, to improve the conditions of teaching and learning, to advance the cause of free, universal, and quality public education for all students, to ensure that the human dignity and civil rights of all children, youth and adults are protected, and to secure a more just, equitable, and democratic society.
This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.
High School & College Students
Visual & Performing Arts
Interested students may either submit a written essay or a piece of original, visual art in order to apply.
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