ARTA Foundation Scholarships
The Austin Retired Teachers Association Scholarship for Future Educators was established in 1975 and has progressively increased to $1200, the current award amount. In 2008. the ARTA Foundation was organized under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a non-profit, tax exempt organization which replaced the original ARTA Scholarship Committee.
Each year ARTA Foundation awards a scholarship to a qualified graduating senior from each high school in the Austin Independent School District, a total of 14 scholarships.
In order to qualify, a student must make a commitment to enroll at a college or university to study to be an educator, present evidence of ability to complete college requirements, and demonstrate financial need. The guidelines and application are linked below.
Help Us Fund the Scholarships
Honor a teacher or a family member who made a difference in your life. Donate to the ARTA Foundation by mailing a check with a form, or online by completing a digital form and paying through PayPal. Links are below. Contact the Foundation treasurer by email: [email protected]