California Educator

October/November 2019

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CTA Scholarships and Grants CTA offers various educational schol- arships, grants and awards. Go to to check out the follow- ing programs, which are open for applications. CTA Scholarships in amounts up to $5,000 are available to CTA members, their dependents and Student CTA mem- bers. Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2020. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Schol- arships in amounts up to $6,000 are available to CTA members, their depen- dents and Student CTA members who are members of an ethnic minority group. Application deadline: Feb. 14, 2020. LGBTQ+ Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa offers scholarships up to $2,500 to self-described LGBTQ+ educators who understand the importance of being a role model, and grants up to $2,500 to CTA members, students, groups and school districts to support projects that promote understanding and respect for LGBTQ+ persons. Application deadline: Jan. 10, 2020. Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Education Awards (see main story). From the top: Artwork by Xiucoatl Mejia; teacher: Tamara Kirkpatrick, Claremont Faculty Association. Artwork by Kailey Gonzalez; teacher: Oscar Vela, Montebello Teachers Association. Artwork by Olivia Linn; teacher: Jill Jones, San Ramon Valley Education Association. 52 CTA & You

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