Raoul Teilhet Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsored by California Federation of Teachers
The CFT Raoul Teilhet Scholarship program began in 1997 when delegates to the CFT Convention voted to establish scholarships that could help children and dependents of members achieve their higher education goals.
The program was named after inspirational CFT President Raoul Teilhet, who served the organization as president from 1968 to 1985. In 2003, Convention delegates extended eligibility to continuing college students and dependents of deceased CFT members.
Raoul Teilhet died in 2013; you can read about Teilhet's life and contributions to our the CFT in his obituary. Since the program was established, the CFT has helped hundreds of students reach their higher education goals by awarding them Raoul Teilhet Scholarships.
FOR STUDENT APPLICANTS
Applicants may find complete information about scholarship eligibility and online application below.
A) Award selection is based on academic achievement, special talents and skills, participation in extracurricular activities, community service, financial need, and a 500-word essay on a social issue of the applicant's choice.
B) The applicant's parent or guardian must be a member in good standing of an AFT local union in California.
C) The applicant must be listed as a dependent on their parent's or guardian's tax return.
D) Scholarships are awarded for any one year of higher education.
E) High school students who received Raoul Teilhet Scholarships are not eligible for another scholarship as continuing college students. Continuing college students who received Raoul Teilhet Scholarships are not eligible to apply again.