Welcome to 2019!

The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) is busy preparing for another busy year!

Our first priority is collecting applications for our Beginning Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Assistance Grant programs. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

We need your help promoting these wonderful programs! TRTF has 21 $750 Beginning Teacher Scholarships to give and 30 $500 Classroom Assistance Grants to give.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION with family members in college who will graduate in May of 2019 and plan to begin teaching in the fall of 2019 or with any active educators you know who want to fund innovative classroom projects.

Click on the links below to download the applications:

Download the 2019 Classroom Assistance Grant Application by Clicking Here!

Download the 2019 Beginning Teacher Scholarship Application by Clicking Here!


TRTF Fundraising Breakfast: April 2, 2019 7:00 a.m.

TRTF is also getting ready for the 66th Annual TRTA Convention, to be held in Austin, Texas April 1-2, 2019. TRTF will host a fundraising breakfast on Tuesday, April 2. To register for the convention and purchase tickets to the breakfast, click here.

CANCELLED: TRTF Fundraising Raffle: April 1, 2019 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Due to an unforeseen health incident, the TRTF raffle has been cancelled.

We know many TRTA districts have already begun the work of putting together baskets. We appreciate the sincere efforts you have made to support the Foundation, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Our hope is to organize another fundraising opportunity for TRTF for the 2020 convention.

If you already have created your gift basket, we ask that you please consider conducting the raffle in your own district (and utilize the funds as you see fit for your district or local units) or consider providing the basket as a gift to a member or perhaps a visiting legislator or guest speaker.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience and we ask that you please keep our event organizer in your prayers as she recovers.

TRTF Training Session: April 2, 2019 9:45 a.m.

TRTF will hold a training session for District Foundation Liaisons and Local Unit Foundation Representatives on Tuesday, April 2 at 9:45 a.m. in Room 414.

Training will cover various topics such as fundraising at the district and local unit levels and processing applications for "A Helping Hand."

We hope to see you there!