Scholarships & Grants
TRTF Student Scholarships and Classroom Assistance Grants
The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation is now in its seventh year of awarding scholarships to students pursuing degrees in education and grants to public school teachers for innovative classroom projects. To date, TRTF has awarded over $45,000 in scholarships and more than $41,000 in classroom assistance grants.
In 2016-2017, TRTF will replace its Student Scholarship Program with the new Beginning Teacher Scholarship Program. Read more about Beginning Teacher Scholarships below!
NEW: Beginning Teacher Scholarships
TRTF has launched a new program to reward students who have completed their college education and are about to enter the classroom as professional educators for the first time. The Beginning Teacher Scholarship will reimburse applicants for certification tests and test results, and provide funds to help the applicant purchase materials for his or her classroom during his or her first year of teaching.
TRTF will award ten $750 scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year to candidates who are relatives of an active member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), who have earned or are earning an undergraduate or master’s degree in education at a Texas university or college, and have pursued or are pursuing their teaching certification exam.
Classroom Assistance Grant Program:
The application period is now closed. Applications will be available online in November 2016.
Classroom Assistance Grants are awarded to public school teachers who on a daily basis demonstrate commitment to public education and Texas children through the creation of programs, events, or other learning platforms. Since 2008, TRTF has given away over $41,000 in classroom assistance grants. Read about the 2015-2016 grant recipients and their innovative projects below.
DISCONTINUED: Student Scholarship Program:
PLEASE NOTE: This program has been discontinued and replaced with the new Beginning Teacher Scholarship program.
TRTF awarded scholarships to Texas college students pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Education. Since the program's inception in 2008, TRTF has awarded over $45,000 in scholarship funds. To read about the 2015-2016 winners, please see below.
To read about the 2015-2016 recipients, please click here.
To read about the 2014-2015 Grant recipients, click here.
To read about the 2014-2015 Scholarship recipients, click here.
To read about the 2013-2014 scholarship and grant recipients, click HERE.
To read about the 2012-2013 scholarship and grant recipients, click HERE.
To read about the 2011-2012 scholarship and grant recipients, click HERE.
To read about the 2010-2011 scholarship and grant recipients, click HERE.
To read about the 2009-2010 scholarship and grant recipients, click HERE.