The Beginning Teacher Scholarship awards funds to recent college graduates who will be teaching for the first time in the fall of 2021. These funds are awarded to reimburse the applicant for certifications and test results and provides funds to help the applicant purchase materials for his or her classroom during his or her first year of teaching.
TRTF will award 25 (an increase from 20 the previous year) $750 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to candidates who are referred by 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.
Students must have taken or be scheduled to take the Texas teacher certification exam in 2021, in anticipation of beginning their teaching career during the fall of 2021 or spring of 2022.
TRTF has awarded more than $108,000 in scholarships since 2008.
The names of the 2021-2022 TRTF scholarship recipients will be announced on the TRTF website in April 2021.
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An applicant must:
have taken or be scheduled to take the Texas teacher certification exam in 2021 in preparation to begin teaching in the fall of 2021 or spring of 2022.
be referred by an active member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA).
have earned an undergraduate or master’s degree in education and a teacher’s certification by August 31, 2021.
submit his or her application and college transcripts by 5:00 p.m. on February 25, 2021.
Download the Beginning Teacher Scholarship Application