TALB Scholarships

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

TALB Outstanding Student Scholarship Award
For children or dependents of TALB members, this award recognizes outstanding student achievement in the areas of academics, leadership, and civic engagement. Recipients are well-rounded individuals that demonstrate a notable capacity for learning and service to others.
$1,000 each awarded to two recipients.  Up to ten runner-ups will be awarded $200 each.

TALB Career Advancement Scholarship Award
For TALB Bargaining Unit Members. This award recognizes educators pursuing higher education in order to grow one’s capacity as an effective educator. Recipients are current members that demonstrate a notable desire to grow as a more effective educator.
$1,000 award to one recipient.  Up to two runner-ups will be awarded $300 each.

Future Educators Scholarship Award
For newly-hired LBUSD teachers or university students who intend to become a LBUSD teacher. This award recognizes the importance of new people entering the education profession. Recipients are college students or newly hired teachers that demonstrate a notable capacity for teaching.
$1,000 awarded to one recipient.  Up to two runner-ups will be awarded $200 each.

Applications and application deadlines for 2020 TALB Scholarships will be announced in early 2020.
For questions, contact Dr. Christine Kelly  ckelly@talb.org

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.


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.