The First District PTA Commemorative Scholarship Fund was established to commemorate First District PTA volunteers who were long-time, dedicated child advocates and whose tireless efforts contributed greatly to the benefit of students, parents, and schools within the geographic area of First District PTA.

Commemorative scholarships in the amount of $750 each are awarded to acknowledge graduating high school students who have achievements, service and involvement in the following areas:







Each year, First District PTA (FDPTA) awards scholarships of $750.00 to support students who are planning to attend a community college, trade or tech school, or a four-year college or university in the fall (2023). Applicants must be current graduating high school seniors, members of their high school PTA/PTSA, have a GPA of at least 2.0, and should have a strong record of community service and/or school activities, held an after school, part-time, or summer job, and/or managed extra home responsibilities.

Scholarship applications are posted above. There are three (3) pages to the fillable forms – the instructions, the application, and the reference form (new this year). Please read EACH form and follow all of the instructions completely.

Please note: Student applicants must follow the guidelines and deadlines created by their PTA/PTSA Councils or Out-of-Council (OOC) High School PTSAs. Applications submitted directly to First District PTA will not be considered.

Beginning in January, Council PTAs distribute forms and develop guidelines with regards to scholarship publicity, distribution, and collection practices. Council PTAs will also set deadlines and procedures for FDPTA Scholarship applications to be submitted to the council scholarship committee for consideration.

Students must use the First District PTA Commemorative Scholarship fillable forms and must answer all questions on the application and include a personal statement that touches on as many of the essay prompts as are applicable to the student. The applicant’s personal statement/essay should be typed and attached to the application. Students must include all required documents in the order prescribed in the application.

Council PTA/PTSAs will review applications and select ONE student application from each high school PTA/PTSA in good standing in their council to be forwarded to First District PTA for consideration by the FDPTA scholarship committee.

Students:  If you have any questions about deadlines or process, please contact your Council PTA or high school PTA/PTSA. If you need help with finding contact information for your PTA you may contact or

Council/OOC PTA/PTSAs: If you have questions about First District PTA deadlines or process please contact Diane Hyland, VP Education & Family Engagement,

Have questions? Please contact the First District PTA VP of Education & Family Engagement, Diane Hyland, via email at