TRTF Beginning Teacher Scholarship

The Beginning Teacher Scholarship is intended to reimburse an applicant for certification tests and test results, and to provide money to help the applicant purchase materials for his or her classroom for his or her first year of teaching. The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) will award ten $750 scholarships for the upcoming school year to candidates who are relatives of an active member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), have earned or are earning an undergraduate or master's degree in education at a Texas university or college, and have taken or are planning to take their teaching certification exam. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $750
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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