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Offered by California Teachers Association (CTA)
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program encourages students of color to become educators, school nurses, school counselors, or school therapists and to promote professional growth for teachers and ESP (Education Support Professionals) members of color. Applicant must be pursuing a degree, credential, or certification for a teaching-related career in public education in an accredited institution of higher education. In addition, applicants must be one of the following: an active member of CTA, a dependent child of an active, CTA/NEA-Retired or deceased CTA member (per IRS ruling), or an active member of Student CTA (SCTA).
If you’re a BIPOC student in California pursuing a degree, credential, or certification to become a teacher, 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.
Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American
To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.
Letter of Recommendation
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