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L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship

Offered by California Teachers Association (CTA)

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 20, 2023
3 awards worth

$5,000

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

February 2025

Scholarship Overview

The L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships worth up to $5,000 to a maximum of three (3) recipients. One of these scholarships is designated as the Pacific Asian American Scholarship in Honor of Philip Vera Cruz and is awarded to the highest-scoring applicant. Applicants must be an active member of Student CTA (SCTA) and be pursuing a career in public education. Applicants’ high school grade point average should reflect a high unweighted average, and their college coursework should reflect high academic achievement. Applicants should also explain any unique circumstances related to medical, physical or emotional difficulties that may have affected their grades. Additional requirements include 2 letters of recommendation and applicant’s statement with word count.

About California Teachers Association (CTA)

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.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Academic Interest

Education

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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