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December/January 2022

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CTA Scholarships APPLICATION DEADLINE JAN. 28, 2022 The program offers scholarships up to $3,000 to CTA members; up to $5,000 to dependent children of active members; and up to $5,000 to Student CTA members. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships APPLICATION DEADLINE FEB. 11, 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarships up to $6,000 are available to CTA members, their dependents, and Student CTA members who are persons of color and are pursuing a teaching- related career. Apply Now for CTA Scholarships CTA offers members and their dependents a variety of scholarship opportunities to help further their education. Deadlines for the CTA Scholarships and Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships are approach- ing. Check for eligibility and application forms, as well as information and deadlines for other scholarships. HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS are given annually to members, chapters and Service Center Councils to celebrate the diversity of racial equity and social justice work that CTA members create, challenge and participate in. From creating safer spaces and environments for their students and school sites, to programs that address needs of the whole child, our awardees make the world a better place and inspire all. The deadline to nominate is Jan. 7, 2022. Any active member, chapter, caucus or Service Center Council may nominate in the following categories: • African American Human Rights Award in Honor of Lois Tinson • American Indian/Alaska Native Human Rights Award in Honor of Jim Clark • César Chávez "Sí Se Puede" Human Rights Award • Pacific Asian American Human Rights Award • Human Rights Award for LGBTQ+ Advocacy in Honor of Nancy Bailey • Human Rights Award for Women's Advocacy • CTA Peace and Justice Human Rights Award • CTA Member Human Rights Award • Students with Exceptional Needs Human Rights Award • CTA Chapter Human Rights Award • CTA Service Center Council Human Rights Awards For full category details and application form, go to CTA Human Rights Awards NOMINATIONS DUE JAN. 7, 2022 Don't forget! Our school counselors help students succeed, especially during these challenging times. National School Counseling Week, Feb. 7-11, 2022, focuses public attention on counselors' unique contributions. Have schools, students and communities show their appreciation with proclamations, posters, stickers (in Spanish too!) and more. Visit for ideas. 12 In the Know N E W S & N O T E S

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