Larry Acterman Public Education Award

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted online or received in the LBCF office on or before 5 PM on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

This scholarship is for the term of one year and does not renew. The award amount will be between $1,000 and $2,000. A complete application will include:

  • 1 – Fully executed application,
  • 1 – Most recent high school transcript,
  • 1 – Essay (500-1000 words),
  • 1 – Educational letter of recommendation,
  • 1 – Personal letter of recommendation, and
  • 1 – Additional letter of recommendation either educational or personal.

CRITERIA:  Applicants for this scholarship must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a high school senior currently enrolled* in and graduating from the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) or the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD). *Must have been enrolled in and attended (on campus) either of these districts for at least one full academic year.
  • Be a high school senior who plans to enroll in a full-time course of study which leads to a degree (and a California teaching credential) at an accredited four-year public college or university in the state of California.
  • Be a United States Citizen.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to, and interest in, pursuing a career in public education as a K-12 public school teacher in California.
  • Demonstrate outstanding scholastic ability and a determination to graduate from college and become a California public school teacher.

Please complete all applicable fields.

Larry Acterman Public Education Award Application

1. APPLICANT INFORMATION




Are you a United States Citizen?
Yes, by clicking this box, I am self-certifying that I am a United States citizen:

2. ACADEMIC INFORMATION


Long Beach UnifiedGarden Grove Unified



(PDF is the preferred file type but Word documents are also acceptable, no other file type is accepted. Please save your files as your full name and the word transcript. Do not use any special characters in your file name. For example: John_Smith_Transcript.pdf)

3. COLLEGE INFORMATION


Season of Enrollment: WinterSpringSummerFallOther
College Term:SemesterQuarterOther

4. ESSAY

A. Write an essay (500-1000 words) about ONE of the subjects below.

  • Your interest in becoming a public school teacher.
  • The importance of a strong public education system to society or democracy.
  • How would you improve public schools and/or public education in California?

Upload Essay: PDF is the preferred file type but Word documents are also acceptable, no other file type is accepted. Please save your files as your full name and the word essay. Do not use any special characters in your file name. For example: John_Smith_Essay.pdf


{Please list any school community leadership activities (e.g. club officer, student government, band/spirit leader, sports team captain, etc.) and/or volunteer activities outside of school. Include the years you participated in each activity. If not applicable, write NA in the text box below.}

5. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Three letters of recommendations are required.

  • One educational letter of recommendation from a member of your school staff (e.g. teacher, academic counselor, principal, etc.),
  • One personal letter of recommendation from an unrelated adult who has been involved with you in some significant activity outside of school (e.g. work supervisor, volunteer coordinator, community mentor, etc.), and
  • One additional personal or educational letter of recommendation from either of the categories above.

Upload all three letters below. PDF is the preferred file type but Word documents are also acceptable, no other file type is accepted. Please save your files as your full name and a description. Do not use any special characters in your file name. For example: John_Smith_Recommendation1.pdf, John_Smith_Recommendation2.pdf, John_Smith_Recommendation3.pdf

Letter #1 - Educational letter of recommendation:
Letter #2 - Personal letter of recommendation:
Letter #3 - One additional educational or personal letter of recommendation:


If you are unable to submit the above online form, email info@longbeachcf.org to request a PDF of this application to be emailed to you and filled out electronically. Your completed PDF application can be emailed back to LBCF with all attachments saved in the correct format. If you have any restrictions that prevent submission in the above formats, please contact the LBCF at (562) 435-9033.