Scholarships, Grants, and other funding sources

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Are you looking for grants and scholarships for your PTA, students and school?  Well you have come to the right place.  Thanks for the hard work of Ninth District Community Concerns Vice President, Rebecca Hernandez, we have a great list of resources just a click away.  This is by no means a complete list of grants and scholarships.   Please contact us at the Council office if you are in need of assistance with grant or scholarship applications.

National PTA Grants:
Throughout the year, National PTA offers awards or grants to honor or support PTAs as they: engage families, support student success, improve the health and safety of students and families, increase access to arts education or celebrate advocacy and diversity.

Visit their website to see a list of awards and grants being offered.  Check the website regularly to see if any grants are being offered to help fund specially themed programs.

California State PTA scholarships are here to help you!

To help you continue on your educational path, the California State PTA is proud to offer several scholarship programs for students, school professionals and volunteers:

  • For nurses – Registered Nurses are eligible to apply for the $500 Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses. You must be employed in a California public school during the preceding year, have a nursing contract for the current year – and assignment in – at least one PTA school, plan to continue as a public-school nurse, and use the scholarship at approved institutions or providers, such as nursing schools, hospitals, organized nursing groups and private providers that meet California Board of Registered Nursing requirements. The scholarship must be used January 1 – December 31 following the year of award; proof of your enrollment and completion of coursework must be provided by California State PTA by June 1.
  • For teachers and counselors – Credentialed teachers and counselors who have a minimum of three years’ experience in a California public school are eligible to apply for the $500 Continuing Education Scholarship for Credentialed Classroom Teachers and Counselors. You must be employed in a California public school during the preceding year and plan to continue working as a teacher or counselor. The scholarship must be used January 1 – December 31 following the year of award; proof of your enrollment and completion of coursework must be provided by California State PTA by June 1.
  • For volunteers – PTA volunteers with at least three years of service are eligible to apply for the $500 Continuing Education Scholarship. Your scholarship must be used for advanced studies at accredited California colleges, universities, trade and technical schools. You must use it January 1 – December 31 following the year of award; proof of your enrollment and completion of coursework must be provided by California State PTA by June 1.

AND DON’T FORGET STUDENTS!

  • For students – Graduating high-school seniors are eligible to apply for the $750 Volunteer Service Scholarship and the $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Scholarship for medical-field education.

All scholarships require current membership at PTAs in good standing, so if you’re not yet a member but are interested in applying for these opportunities, be sure to contact your local PTA and join today!

Nurses, teachers/counselors and volunteers must apply for scholarships by October 15; student scholarship applications are due February 1. For general questions about these important programs, please contact the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Chairman via grants@capta.org.

Ninth District PTA offers Grants as well.

The list of 23015/2016 Ninth District grants has not yet been posted on the website.  Please keep checking here for updates

Scholarships for Students who Received Foster Care

Many scholarship providers award aid for what they refer to as “unique” situations. These include circumstances like single parent, orphan or foster care recipient, which means there are various foster care recipient scholarships.

Foster care recipient scholarships are typically awarded from schools or small organizations like the Darnall GU Scholarship at Georgetown University.  Start applying for foster care recipient scholarships on Fastweb now.

Largest Scholarships for Students who Received Foster Care

Name                                                                 Amount                   Deadline

Foster Child Grant Program                           $6000                    Varies

George Parker Memorial Scholarship        $2000                    Varies

James Howard Farris Scholarship              $500                       Varies

New Scholarships for Students who Received Foster Care

Name                                                                    Amount                Deadline

George Parker Memorial Scholarship         $2000                    Varies

James Howard Farris Scholarship               $500                      Varies

Darnall GU Scholarship                                   Varies                   Varies

Jack Pollock Scholarship                                Varies                    Varies

Peter Michael Ritzko Memorial Award       Varies                    Varies

WARE medical, educational child abuse prevention                         Deadline: Rolling

Grant supports projects that improve the quality of people’s lives, especially children’s.

Projects may be in a variety of areas, including child abuse prevention, medical capital improvement and research, environmental conservation, and community-based schemes. Child abuse prevention projects should serve large numbers of children of all ages, from newborns to age 18.

Eligible applicants are 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, Academic Institutions.

Letters of inquiry must be mailed or emailed to the address provided in the Contact section. Electronic submissions also require a mailed copy.

Contact Program Staff at info@warefoundation.org

That’s Not Cool Ambassadors Program                                              Deadline: Ongoing

That’s Not Cool uses examples of pressure and control that occur in the digital world (online and via cell phone) to encourage young people to draw their own lines about what’s okay, or not okay, in relationships. Members of the That’s Not Cool Ambassadors team will gain valuable experience, national exposure, and meaningfully contribute to this award-winning initiative. Ambassador posts are open to boys and girls, age 13-19. To apply visit

http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/thats-not-cool-ambassadors-program/

The UB Foundation is an agent for charitable contributions made by Union Bank. Established in 1953, the foundation has, throughout its history, supported the bank’s commitment to help meet the needs of the communities it serves.

https://www.unionbank.com/global/about/corporate-social-responsibility/foundation/foundation-grants.jsp

Champions for Healthy Kids                                                               Deadline:

Promoting healthy nutrition and fitness for America’s youth, the purpose of this program is to support organizations that promote improvements in nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth. Projects must provide dietary and fitness information that is accurate and scientifically based.

Projects must include a registered dietitian or dietetic technician to deliver the nutrition education component or to act in an advisory capacity. Projects must promote moderate physical activity (30 minutes daily, for five days per week) or vigorous physical activity (20 minutes daily, for three days per week). Eligible applicants include: Government agencies, including health departments, Native American tribes, Nonprofit and community-based organizations, Schools. Funding is available to support 50 awards of $20,000 through this program.

http://www.eatrightfoundation.org/foundation/championgrants/

Baseball Tomorrow Fund                                                                                       Deadline: Rolling

The purpose of this program is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball.  Funding may be used to support a new project, expand or improve an existing project, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain necessary facilities or equipment. This program is intended to support incremental programming and facilities costs. Funding may be used to support capital expenditures, including: Baseball/softball equipment and uniforms, Basic field renovations and construction, Coaches’ training materials. Preference will be given to applicants that provide travel team programs and/or “scholarships” to low-income players. Eligible applicants are tax-exempt organizations involved in youth baseball and/or softball, including: Municipalities, School districts, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations

http://web.mlbcommunity.org/index.jsp?content=programs&program=baseball_tomorrow_fund

Toyota USA Foundation                    Deadline: must go online and begin survey

The purpose of this program is to enhance the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs aimed at improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, and environmental science. Priority will be given to creative and innovative programs that enhance the potential for students and teachers, and to programs that are broad in scope and incorporate systemic approaches. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Funding is available to support awards ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. In FY 2011, a total of $5.2 million was awarded to eight applicants.

http://www.k-12schoolgrants.com/foundation-grants/Toyota_U.S.A._Foundation_K-12_Education_Grants/schoolgrant_94.aspx

Ralphs / Food For Less                                                                       Deadline: Rolling

The purpose of this program is to enhance the quality of life in communities where Kroger customers and employees live and work.  Funds may be provided for capital campaigns, start-up costs, and special projects of local educational, United Way, and/or grassroots community organizations in areas such as:

  • Education
  • Hunger relief
  • Breast cancer and women’s health initiatives
  • Promoting the advancement of women and minorities
  • Helping individuals achieve their full potential

Projects must address a clearly identified need in the community and have clearly defined goals and objectives. Proposals must be submitted through individual operating divisions of the Kroger Company. Program guidelines detailed throughout this module may vary for some divisions. Guidelines for individual grocery divisions are available online at www.communitygifts.com.

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