Texas PTA Scholarship
How to Apply
The first step for both the student and faculty scholarship applications is to review the guidelines linked below. The answers to almost all questions about this scholarship opportunity can be found in the guidelines. They list applicant and document requirements, dates and deadlines, and details about disbursement.
(Applications open September 15, 2021. Please apply only after reading the guidelines for the relevant scholarship opportunity.)
Dates and Deadlines
- Scholarship Open: September 15, 2021
- Scholarship Closed: November 15, 2021
- PTA Membership Deadline: December 1, 2021
- (All applicants must be PTA members. Details found in the guidelines)
- Recipients Announced: April 1
About the Texas PTA Scholarship
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.
The late Marni Kaner (former Vice President Membership for Texas PTA's Board of Directors) 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. During the review period, judges will select outstanding faculty applicants to receive the Texas PTA & Marni Kaner Faculty Scholarship award.
Local & Council PTA Leaders
Texas PTA Scholarship Resources
Thank you for helping to spread the word about Texas PTA’s scholarship opportunities on your campus. Our ability to reach as many PTA campuses as possible rests in the cooperation of all our Local and Council PTAs across the state. By simply circulating or posting flyers, you could impact someone's future – perhaps of a graduating senior with ambitions set on higher education or a teacher looking to expand their knowledge for professional development.
This year, Texas PTA is providing a toolkit to help our leaders promote scholarships. This tool kit includes:
- Two customizable flyers – one for Faculty Scholarships and one for High School Senior Scholarships (two file types each: Microsoft Word and PNG graphic file)
- *In each flyer, add your school name, PTA name, and the contacts needed by applicants.
- One Facebook graphic
- One Twitter graphic