The Murray Jampolsky Scholarship, in memory of Dr. Murray Jampolsky, a former Executive member of the Local and President of the Alberta Teachers' Association, is awarded to members that are continuing their education in the field to a maximum of $6,000. A committee consisting of Table Officers and two representatives chosen at a Council of School Representatives’ meeting determine the scholarship recipient(s). The scholarship is payable to the recipient(s) upon proof of enrolment at a recognized Canadian university or post-secondary institution. Murray Jampolsky information is sent out in late November.
These scholarships are awarded to Grade 11 students at each Edmonton Public high school. These students are acknowledged at a Council of School Representatives’ meeting in the spring. Schools are contacted in February asking for their nominees.
The Local offers a Education Scholarships to children of members of the Edmonton Public Teachers Local No. 37 that are enrolled in their final year of a post-secondary program that meets the Alberta Eligibility Criteria for Post-Secondary Programs for Student Aid. The number of awards and amounts will be determined by the Council of School Representatives when the budget is set. Winners will be selected by random draw. Forms and information are sent to schools in mid September.
The ATA Educational Trust is a unique charitable organization in that it was founded in 1978 by teachers for the professional betterment of teachers and others, who support the goals of public education. For years the Trust has provided grants and bursaries for the improvement of the teaching practice and the teaching profession in Alberta.
Information on the Trust and how to apply for these opportunities is available on the ATA website.
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