Teachers Association of Long Beach

Scholarships

TALB Scholarships

The TALB Scholarship Foundation offers a scholarship program featuring three different awards.

  • TALB Outstanding Student Scholarship Award – $1,000

  • TALB Career Advancement Scholarship Award – $1,000

  • Future Educators Scholarship Award – $1000

Instructions and applications for all scholarships can be downloaded below.
For questions, contact Barry Welsch  bwelsch@talb.org


The deadline for applications for TALB 2017-18 Scholarship applications will be announced in early 2018.


TALB Outstanding Student Scholarship – $1,000 Award
For children or dependents of TALB members.

  • Number of Recipients Awarded: Two (2)
  • Recipient Award Amount: $1,000 each
  • Runner-Ups Allowed: Up to ten (10)
  • Runner-Up Amount: $200 each
  • Purpose: To recognize outstanding student achievement in the areas of academics, leadership, and civic engagement.

Eligibility Criteria – both of the options below:

  • Child or dependent of a TALB member.
  • High School senior or enrolled (or expected enrollment) in a college, university or trade school, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

 Application Requirements:

  • Standard Contact Info, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts
  • Background summary of achievements and experience.
  • Perspectives essay.
  • Statement of educational goals.

Total Possible Disbursements:  $4,000

2016-17 Instructions and Application for TALB Outstanding Student Scholarship Awards here:


TALB Career Advancement Scholarship – $1,000 Award
To recognize the value of educators pursuing higher education in order to grow their capacity as an effective educator.

  • Number of Recipients Awarded: One (1)
  • Recipient Award Amount: $1,000
  • Runner-Ups Allowed: Two (2)
  • Runner-Up Amount: $300 each
  • Purpose: To recognize the value of educators pursuing higher education in order to grow one’s capacity as an effective educator.

Eligibility Criteria – one of the options below:

  • Currently enrolled in a university and in an education-related major or degree program geared towards preparing future teachers, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and intends on applying as a teacher in Long Beach Unified School District.
  • Newly hired teachers in LBUSD that recently graduated from a university.

Application Requirements:

  • Standard Contact Info, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts
  • Autobiographical essay.
  • Career Aspirations essay.

2016-17 Instructions and Application for TALB Career Advancement Scholarship Awards here:


TALB Future Educators Scholarship – $1,000 Award
To recognize and support new people entering the education profession.

  • Number of Recipients Awarded:  One (1)
  • Recipient Award Amount: $1,000
  • Runner-Ups Allowed: Up to two (2)
  • Runner-Up Amount: $200 each
  • Purpose: To recognize the importance of new people entering the education profession

Eligibility Criteria – one of the two options below:

  • Currently enrolled in a university and in an education-related major or degree program geared towards preparing future teachers, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and intends on applying as a teacher in Long Beach Unified School District.
  • Newly hired teachers in LBUSD that recently graduated from a university.

Application Requirements:

  • Standard Contact Info, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts
  • Autobiographical essay.
  • Career Aspirations essay.

Total Possible Disbursements: $1,400

2016-17 Instructions and Application for TALB Future Educators Scholarship Awards here:


CTA Scholarships

California Teachers Association offers several scholarship opportunities for CTA members and their dependents. For more information and to apply, go to www.cta.org/scholarships.

  • GLBT “Guy DeRosa” Safety In Schools Grant & Scholarship Program
  • CTA Scholarship For Dependent Children ($5,000)
  • CTA Scholarship For Members ($3,000)
  • Del A. Weber Scholarship for Dependent Children Attending Continuation High School/Alternative Programs ($5,000)
  • L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship For Student CTA (SCTA) ($5,000)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • CTA César E. Chávez Memorial Education Awards Program ($550)

Orange County Community Foundation Scholarships

Larry Acterman Public Education Award

Larry Acterman was a teacher in the Long Beach Unified School District for 33 years. He primarily taught social studies and spent the majority of his career at middle schools. Mr. Acterman was a dedicated teacher and mentor, and strong believer in the public school system. He was active at the local, regional and national levels, always fighting for improvements at individual schools, within the district, and throughout the state.

Eligibility:

Applicants for this scholarship award must:

1 .Be a high school senior (and US citizen) graduating from the Long Beach Unified School District.

2 Plan to enroll in a full-time course of study which leads to a degree and a teaching credential at an accredited four-year public college or university in the state of California.

3. Demonstrate a strong commitment and interest in pursuing a career in public education as a K-12 public school teacher in California.

4. Demonstrate outstanding scholastic ability, and a determination to graduate from college and become a public school teacher.

For this scholarship you must arrange for at least three letters of recommendation.

    • At least one letter must be from a member of your school staff (e.g. teacher, academic counselor, principal, etc.).
    • At least one letter must be from an unrelated adult who has been involved with you in some significant activity outside of school.

For more info, go to https://oc-cf.academicworks.com/opportunities/856.