California LGBTQ Safety in Schools Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 7

The scholarship program will support self-identified LGBTQ members enrolled in a teacher/counseling credential or graduate program who are pursuing a career in public education and who understand the importance of LGBTQ educators as role models in our public schools.


Applicants must be one of the following:

A) CTA/SCTA member.

B) Public school student(s) sponsored by a CTA/SCTA member.


A) Proof of current or intended enrollment in a teacher/counseling credential program.

B) Application essays are expected to address any experience, and/or your personal philosophy, that benefit the LGBTQ+ public school community; and must incorporate as many of the following criteria as possible:

C) Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of LGBTQ role models.

D) Making the environment safe for LGBTQ students.

E) Your past/intended involvements in the LGBTQ education community.

F) Importance of role models for LGBTQ ethnic minorities.


Grants/scholarships of up to $2,500 will be made available annually to awardees.

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