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December/January 2021

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CTA's EMEID Leadership Program Scholarship Season! T H E C T A S C H O L A R S H I P P R O G R A M offers educational scholarships for: • Members (a maximum of five scholarships up to $3,000) • Dependent children of members (a maximum of 34 scholarships up to $5,000) • A dependent child attending a continuation high school or alternative education program (one scholarship up to $5,000 in honor of Del A. Weber) • Student CTA members (a maximum of three scholarships up to $5,000 in honor of L. Gordon Bittle) Application deadline is Jan. 29, 2021. Go to for details. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Pro- gram offers educational scholarships to CTA and CTA/ NEA-Retired members, their dependents, and Student CTA members who are persons of color. Applicants must also be pursuing a degree, credential or certification for a teaching-related career in public education, and enrolled for summer or fall 2021. Application deadline is Feb. 12, 2021. Go to for details. A R E Y O U A CTA member of color? Interested in broadening your knowledge of CTA and exploring a possible role in lead- ership? The Ethnic Minority Early Identification and Development Program (EMEID) can help. EMEID promotes and devel- ops ethnic minority leadership within CTA, locally and statewide. It builds on existing CTA/NEA programs, trainings, conferences and events, and incorporates coaching and interaction with leadership from local chapters, CTA/NEA, as well as CTA Board members and staff. Members selected to partic- ipate in EMEID 2021-22 begin the program in June and finish 12 months later. They must commit to attending the Emerging Leaders strand at CTA's Summer Institute at UCLA, July 25-29, 2021. Key dates in 2021: Apply online starting Feb. 16; application deadline is April 9. Applicants will be notified by May 14. Find more information at The EMEID cohort of 2020-21. 11 D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 0 / J A N U A R Y 2 0 21

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