We all want our children to reach their academic goals and, in turn, become lifelong learners. As parents and guardians, we should do our best to help them achieve these.
It is our aim to make every child’s potential a reality. To be able to do this, we would gladly welcome every parent and guardian’s help. If you’re a parent or guardian with time to spare, come and join us in our programs and activities. We would highly appreciate the time and effort that you would give us.
Below are links to websites that you might find useful in better understanding the PTA and education system in California.
If you are looking for continuing education opportunities, the California State PTA offers the following scholarship programs:
For nurses – Registered Nurses are eligible to apply for the $500 Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses. You must be employed in a California public school during the preceding year; have a nursing contract for the current year and assignment in at least one PTA school; plan to continue as a public school nurse; and use the scholarship at approved institutions or providers, such as nursing schools, hospitals, organized nursing groups, and private providers that meet California Board of Registered Nursing requirements.
For teachers and counselors – Credentialed teachers and counselors who have a minimum of three years’ experience in a California public school are eligible to apply for the $500 Continuing Education Scholarship for Credentialed Classroom Teachers and Counselors. You must be employed in a California public school during the preceding year and plan to continue working as a teacher or counselor.
For volunteers – PTA volunteers with at least three years of service are eligible to apply for the $500 Continuing Education Scholarship. Your scholarship must be used for advanced studies at accredited California colleges, universities, and trade and technical schools.
Nurses, teachers/counselors, and volunteers must apply for scholarships by October 15. The scholarship must be used from January 1–December 31 following the year of award. Proof of your enrollment and completion of coursework must be provided to the California State PTA by June 1.
For students – Graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply for the $750 Volunteer Service Scholarship and the $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Scholarship for medical field education. Applications are due February 1.