California Charter Educator Scholarships Now Available

November 15, 2010

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Professional staff deserves professional benefits, and CCSA's Charter Employee Services (CES) provides benefits packages designed specifically to provide charter school employees with the peace of mind that high quality coverage is there when they need it.

One of the benefits of participation in CES is access to thousands of dollars annually in teacher scholarships and classroom grants, specifically designed to help advance continuing education and student achievement. This service is provided by the Association of American Educators (AAE) Foundation in cooperation with CCSA.

Now, CES and AAE are proud to announce scholarships specifically designed to meet the needs of California's charter school educators. CES participants are eligible to receive up to $300 to attend the 18th Annual CA Charter Schools Conference at the San Diego Convention Center March 7-10th, 2011--the exclusive charter school professional event of the year. A total of $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded.

Applications Due by November 28, 2010.

Frequently Asked Questions about the California Charter Educator Scholarships

What does the $300 scholarship cover?
The $300 scholarship covers full registration for the event. To learn more about the California Charter Schools Conference, visit www.charterconference.org.

How do I apply?
Visit www.aaeteachers.org/charterconference and fill out the simple application. Limited funds are available and all awardees will be announced by January 15, 2011.

What if I have already registered for the conference?
We strongly encourage you to register for the conference as soon as possible to take advantage of low early bird rates. Our super early bird registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 22. Our regular early bird deadline is Friday, Dec. 10. If you are awarded a scholarship, we will credit your registration fee. Please see the Conference's cancellation and refund policy for additional details.

Is there a limited number of scholarships per school?
No. Scholarships are awarded to individual educators so several may be awarded to the staff from the same school.

Can I use the funds to attend an event other than the California Charter Schools Conference?
No, Charter Educator Professional Development Funds are directly tied to the 18th Annual Charter Schools Conference. However, as a participant in CES you are also eligible to apply for AAE scholarships and classroom grants which are discretionary funds. Learn more by visiting the "member benefits" section at www.aaeteachers.org.

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