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 are awarded in the amount of $750 per winner. Each are awarded to acknowledge graduating high school students from member PTAs/PTSAs who have achievements, service, and involvement in the following areas: 

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE: volunteerism within the PTA and other organizations

  • EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES: work experience, unforeseen life changes

  • LEADERSHIP: mentorship roles

  • SCHOOL RELATED ACTIVITIES: unit’s school site special interest groups or clubs for performing arts, sports, service, advocacy, or student government

  • EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: non-school site special interest groups or clubs for performing arts, sports, service, advocacy, or student government 

DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2024

Submissions after the deadline will not be considered. 

Council and high school PTAs/PTSAs must be in good standing with California State PTA. Winners will be announced at respective high school senior awards ceremonies.

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 of 2024. 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, hold an after school, part-time, or summer job, and/or manage extra home responsibilities.

The application must be submitted via the First District PTA 2024 Commemorative Senior Scholarship online form: First District PTA 2024 Commemorative Senior Scholarship Application. No physical copies will be accepted.

The application includes a personal statement that touches on as many of the essay prompts as are applicable to the student, limited to 500 words. There are four (4) required uploads – a legible copy of the student’s current PTA/PTSA membership card, reference form, the letter of recommendation, and the student’s high school transcript. 

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 Patricia Ornelas, Office Manager,

In-Council or Out-of-Council PTAs or PTSAs: If you have questions about First District PTA deadlines or process please contact Wendy Tateishi, VP Membership,