The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF), the charitable partner organization of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), is pleased to announce that applications are available for its Beginning Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Assistance Grant programs.

The Beginning Teacher Scholarship program reimburses an applicant for certification tests and test results and provides money to help the applicant purchase classroom materials for his or her first year of teaching. An applicant must be related to a current TRTA member, and plan to begin teaching in Texas in the fall of 2020 to be eligible. TRTF will award twenty $750 Beginning Teacher Scholarships in 2020.

The Classroom Assistance Grant program awards funds to public school teachers who demonstrate commitment to public education and Texas children through the creation of programs, events or other learning platforms. An applicant must be a public-school teacher for the 2020-2021 school year who pays into the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and must have handwritten consent from the school principal expressing approval of their project. TRTF will award thirty $500 Classroom Assistance Grants in 2020.

All recipients will be announced during the Foundation Luncheon at the TRTA Convention in Corpus Christi on April 8, 2020.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS BELOW

Due to some recent technical difficulties with the Foundation website, applications cannot be downloaded from TRTF’s site currently. Please download the applications below or send an e-mail to sarah@trta.org for more information.

DOWNLOAD BEGINNING TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

DOWNLOAD CLASSROOM ASSISTANCE GRANT APPLICATION

Applications must be received in full by February 27, 2020, including college transcripts for the Beginning Teacher Scholarship program.