Now Accepting Scholarship & Grant Applications!

TRTF Now Accepting Applications for Scholarships and Grants!

TRTF Beginning Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Assistance Grant applications are now available! Visit to download an application or send an email to Applications are due March 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Beginning Teacher Scholarships

TRTF will provide 15 $750 Beginning Teacher Scholarships to recent college graduates who will be teaching for the first time in 2018. This is an increase from the 10 scholarships awarded in 2017 (the first ten awards were given during the TRTA Convention in 2017). This program replaced the student scholarship program in 2017.

TRTF has received just 8 applications for this program so far! Please promote these wonderful scholarships for brand new teachers in your local unit!


Beginning Teacher Scholarships reward students who have completed their college education by reimbursing them for certification tests and test results, and providing funds to help the applicant purchase materials for his or her classroom during his or her first year of teaching. Applicants must be related to a member of TRTA, have earned an undergraduate or master’s degree in education and a teacher’s certification by August 31, 2018, and must have taken or be scheduled to take the Texas teacher certification exam in 2018 in anticipation of beginning their teaching career during the fall of 2018 or spring of 2019.

We know many members of TRTA may have grandchildren who are about to enter the classroom as professional educators for the first time, and we encourage you to let them know about this wonderful opportunity to receive a financial boost for the first year of their career.

Classroom Assistance Grants

TRTF will provide 30 $500 Classroom Assistance Grants to public school teachers in Texas in 2018. This is an increase from the 15 grants awarded in 2017!

Today’s classroom teachers use a variety of tools to educate children, but due to lack of sufficient funding, many find new technology items out of reach. TRTF’s Classroom Assistance Grant program helps teachers improve the learning environment for students by giving $500 to current Texas educators who are implementing unique projects, learning platforms, software, and more into their classrooms. Since 2008, TRTF has provided $63,500 in grants to active educators all across Texas.

If you know of a teacher who wants to help students develop real-world skills and provide them with a creative and innovative community to explore their future, please tell them to apply for our Classroom Assistance Grant program! You can read more about past recipients on our website at