In 1997, the CFT established the annual Raoul Teilhet Scholarship fund, in order to help the children of members to achieve their higher education goals. The fund was named after long-time CFT leader Raoul Teilhet (with bullhorn, above, c. 1972), who served the organization as president from 1968-1985. The fund awards scholarships in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.
At our 2003 convention, delegates voted to extend eligibility for the scholarship fund to continuing college students who are children of CFT members, and to children of deceased CFT members. Scholarships may be awarded for any one year of higher education; those who received scholarships as high school seniors are not eligible for another scholarship.
Below are PDF versions of the two scholarship application forms: one for high school seniors, and the other for continuing college students. High school seniors must submit applications by January 10, 2007, and college students by July 1.
You may also download a Raoul Teilhet Scholarship flyer to pass out to members without web access, informing them how to get the application forms; and another flyer with information on all labor scholarships available to CFT members, including those from AFT, the California Labor Federation, and the AFL-CIO. If you need Adobe Reader–necessary to download the PDF forms–click here.
- Raoul Teilhet Scholarship application (high school senior) (10 pages, 700 KB)
- Raoul Teilhet Scholarship application (continuing college student) (8 pages, 600 KB)
- Raoul Teilhet Scholarship flyer
- Flyer on other labor scholarships available to CFT members and their children
Submit your most recent official transcript(s) for at least the last three
semesters or equivalent.
Parents’ tax return:
Enclose a signed copy of your parents’ 2006 Federal Tax Return. All tax
returns and financial information will be kept confidential by the CFT.
Essay: Attach a college level essay up to 500 words in length (double-spaced and titled) in which you pick a social issue you feel strongly about and describe how you think it can be solved.
Member verification form:
The union verification form on page 6 must be completed by the applicant’s parent or guardian, signed by the president of the member’s AFT/CFT local union and submitted with the application.
Enclose with your application two sealed rating sheets (pages 7 and — one from a professor and one from a community member who is familiar with your achievements and abilities. Instruct each of your references to sign his or her name across the seal of theenvelope.
For more information contact your AFT local or call 818-843-8226.
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