The Antelope Valley Federation awarded six
scholarships at a May 18 event sponsored by the college
High school seniors Star Collins and Amanda Martinez each
received $500 from the Karen Curtis Scholarship, which the AFT
Local 4683 created to honor one of the union’s driving forces,
CFT Field Representative Karen Curtis.
638 dependents awarded $1.76 million
In the mid 1990s, leaders of the Greater Santa Cruz Federation of
Teachers decided the CFT, a union of educators, should offer the
children of its members scholarships to achieve their higher
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.
This summer, the CFT awarded scholarships to 15 continuing
college students through its Raoul Teilhet Scholarship Program.
The young adults who received $3,000 scholarships are listed
below with the names of their parents or guardians who are
members. For high school seniors, the deadline to apply for a CFT
scholarship is January 10.