Monica Marlatt, a career development specialist for Santa Cruz city schools, has good cause to appreciate her membership in AFT Local 6084, the Santa Cruz Council of Classified Employees.

Marlatt’s daughter, Madeline, is studying nursing at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Books and nursing fees alone totaled $900 last semester, but help is on the way. This summer the CFT awarded Madeline, and eight more continuing college students, a Raoul Teilhet Scholarship for $3,000.

“I appreciate the union for giving my daughter the gift of an education,” Monica Marlatt said. “It is money well spent.”

The CFT celebrates 20 proud years of the Raoul Teilhet Scholarship Program in 2018. Applications from high school seniors are due January 10.