For more than a century, Texas PTA’s primary goal has been to support Texas students and faculty members in reaching their full potential through continuing education. More than $500,000 has been awarded to graduating high school seniors and faculty members since the scholarship program began.
Each year, Texas PTA awards $1000 to eligible high school seniors and up to $500 scholarships to eligible faculty members at any school level that has a PTA/PTSA on their campus. These scholarships are made possible by the commitment of our half a million members and volunteers who understand that creating an environment of active, engaged families can make the difference in education.
In keeping with our work in building strong family-school partnerships, Texas PTA's scholarship process focuses on the impact an applicant's family, teachers, and PTA have had on their goals to continue their education or training.
2020-2021 Scholarship Awardees
High School Senior Scholarships
Iliana Aguilar, Garland ISD
Jasmin Ashley, Grapevine Colleyville ISD
Sungeun Bang, Lewisville ISD
Eloiza Dy, Plano ISD
Kameelah Freeman, El Paso ISD
Camryn Hale, Harlingen CISD
Sophia Jegi, Spring Branch ISD
Lucy LaVigne, Richardson ISD
Emily Miller, Comal ISD
Hope Osborn, Wylie ISD
Vanessa Padilla, Dallas ISD
Katherine Schraub, Birdville ISD
Riley Shanahan, Round Rock ISD
Sarah Shepherd, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Austin Tran, Katy ISD
Third Grade Teacher
Purple Sage Elementary, Round Rock ISD
Jack C. Binion Elementary, Birdville ISD
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
Timber Creek Elementary, Lewisville ISD
Memorial Middle School, Harlingen CISD
Jackson Elementary, Plano ISD
*Recipient of the Texas PTA Marni Kaner Faculty Scholarship
The late Marni Kaner understood just how essential the “T” in PTA is. After teaching in public schools for many years, Marni devoted her time to her children, family, and community and served at every level of PTA for the next 20 years before her passing. Alongside Marni's family, we are honored to continue her legacy with a faculty scholarship award.
Thanks to our sponsors who helped make Texas PTA scholarships possible: