Available to AFT Members and Dependents Only
CFT Raoul Teilhet Scholarships
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND CONTINUING COLLEGE STUDENTS
About the scholarship program
The scholarships were established in honor of former CFT President Raoul Teilhet, the charismatic leader of the union during the 1970s when California education employees won collective bargaining.
About the scholarship awards
Scholarships of $3000 are awarded to students entering or attending a four-year university; $1000 scholarships are awarded to students entering or attending a two-year school. The awards are based on academic achievement, financial need, special talents and skills, participation in extra-curricular activities, and a 500-word essay on a social issue about which the applicant feels strongly.
Who is eligible to apply?
Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and continuing college students who are children or dependents of CFT members in good standing, or children of deceased CFT members. High school seniors who received a Raoul Teilhet Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a continuing college scholarship.
How to obtain an application
To download a scholarship application go to www.cft.org
To have an application mailed to you, phone the union office at (805)987-1188.
HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED IN EARLY JANUARY
COLLEGE APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JULY 1 EACH YEAR
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The AFL-CIO offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $4000 to union members, their spouses, and their dependents who are enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education. New this year, scholarships are also available to graduate students. Application deadline: JAN 31. Learn more at www.unionplus.org/scholarships.
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Not sure if you're a member? Call (805) 987-1188