STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (for those without a Google Account)
The Central Region Teachers Association will award three non-renewable $500 scholarships to current year graduates of public high schools within Central Region. One scholarship will require the applicant to be a current member of the Future Teachers of America. To be eligible for the FTA Scholarship, the school district must be current with FTA dues to MSTA. This scholarship recipient will be selected first and those FTA applicants not selected will be considered for the two remaining scholarships.

Candidates must present evidence of good character, good scholarship, and aptitude for college.

The recipients of the scholarships must enroll as full time students at a Missouri college or university in preparation for the teaching profession. Upon proof of enrollment, a check for $500 will be issued to the registrar of the college.

Full and explicit answers to all questions on the application are necessary. There will be no interviews of the student applicants selected.

The completed applications should be returned to the school counselor or principal by March 1, 2020, in order to allow time for consideration by the local CTA for submission to Central Region by March 15, 2020.

The application form may be viewed here: or

The local CTA will collect the applications from the school counselor or principal in order to select one for submission to Central Region. Each CTA may submit only one student application, which must be verified by the CTA President. If the selected applicant is a member of the Future Teachers of America, the sponsor of the organization must also sign the application for the student to be considered for the FTA Student Scholarship.


1. This application must be submitted online using this form by March 15, 2020.
2. The CTA President’s MSTA membership number must be included to verify the nomination.
3. The following information must be submitted:
A. A one-page essay explaining your reasons for becoming a teacher.
B. A resumé not to exceed 2 pages listing extra curricular activities, community involvement, and any honors you have received.
C. A signed one-page statement from a principal, teacher, or counselor indicating the qualities which lead him/her to believe the applicant is a promising student for teacher education.
D. The completed Student Scholarship Certification Form (you may download a copy here: ).
4. All submitted letters must be typewritten in a neat and professional manner.
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