California State PTA Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $500
Awards Available: 2

Your education doesn't end once you walk across that high school graduation stage.

That's why California State PTA has two scholarships to help you achieve your college dreams and your life goals.


Two scholarships are available for your application:

1) $500 Volunteer Service Scholarship - This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.

2) $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship – Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PTA office by February 1, 2022. All applicants are notified of their status in March. Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check. Download the application for a complete list of requirements.

Applicant must have volunteered in the school and community and must be graduating from a California public high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year. Applicant must be a member of the PTA/PTSA in good standing at his/her high school, or if the high school does not have a PTA/PTSA, the applicant must be a member of a PTA/PTSA in good standing and a council, district or state PTA board member.


This scholarship recognizes volunteer service in the school and community and does not have a grade point average restriction or requirement.

Applicant must be

1) A California resident;

2) Graduating from a high school in California;

3) A member of his/her high school PTA/PTSA in good standing, or if the high school does not have a PTA/PTSA, a member of a PTA/PTSA in good standing and a council, district or state PTA board member;

A) A copy of applicant's current PTA/PTSA membership card must be submitted with application.

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