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.

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

TRTF is also hosting a fundraising raffle. Each of TRTA's twenty districts will donate a basket worth approximately $200 and convention attendees will be able to purchase tickets onsite. Raffle tickets will be sold on the first day of the convention only (April 1) at the TRTF booth until exhibits close for the day at 6:00 p.m. Members purchasing tickets may place them in a box sitting near their preferred raffle item.

Raffle winners will be drawn out of the box and the winning ticket numbers will be posted on a whiteboard as you enter the TRTF breakfast the morning of April 2. The winners list will also be available at the TRTF booth. Winners do not need to be present at the TRTF breakfast but will need to check the winners list on the whiteboard or at the TRTF booth and pick up their item before the exhibit hall closes at noon on April 2.

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!