Scholarship Information

SPFT Local 28 Scholarships:2012 Recognition Dinner 005

The SPFT Scholarship Trust Committee offers multiple scholarships to qualified applicants who are senior students of SPFT members. These annual awards are presented each year to high school seniors at our Annual Recognition Dinner held in May.   To be eligible for an award, one of the student’s parents must have been a member prior to September 1, 2014.  We will also be awarding two $1000 Scholarships through the SPFT Dollars to Scholars program and students are encouraged to complete both the Scholarship Trust Application and the Dollars to Scholars application.

Applications are now available by contacting Julie Hawkins at the SPFT Office:  651.222.7303 or by e-mail,


Other Scholarships:

St. Paul Retired Teachers, Inc. Scholarships for Tenured Licensed Staff – 2016 Scholarship deadline was January 29.  
Please check back for 2017 information including new timelines and updates:  
The purpose of the Scholarship Fund of the Saint Paul Retired Teachers, Inc. (SPRTI) is to support staff in its efforts to provide quality education for the students of the Saint Paul Public Schools. The SPRTI is not affiliated with St Paul Public Schools or the St. Paul Federation of Teachers.


  1. The applicant must be a certified, tenured, professional member of the Saint Paul Public Schools staff who is currently enrolled in a graduate program or will be enrolled in 2016.
  2. Applications must be completed online and  may not deviate from the format provided. In order for your application to be considered, your printed name will serve as your valid signature and date.

For questions contact Ellery Carr at

 Annual winners are notified in March and recipients are honored at the Saint Paul Retired Teachers annual luncheon in May.


St. Paul Rotary Annual Teacher of the Year Scholarship

Applications for the 2016 Rotary Club Teacher of the Year Scholarship are due April 22.  The Rotary Club of Saint Paul has long history of supporting young people through its many activities, such as Camp RYLA, a youth leadership conference, which is held every year and honors young high school leaders throughout the state, and Rotation Forward, which honors hard working middle school students from Saint Paul Public Schools.

Rotary realizes that leadership skills developed in youth are related to the types of teachers that work with students everyday in the classroom. Great teachers have an amazing impact on students and in many instances that impact has made the difference to the entire school. The Saint Paul Rotary “Teacher of the Year Award” is given to pay tribute to a teacher in Saint Paul who has made a difference in some way by exhibiting one or more of the following traits:

  • Has demonstrated outstanding performance as a teacher in the education field (K-12).
  • Has been recognized as a positive leader in the community.
  • Has motivated students to improve the levels of excellence in their performance.
  • Has set a good example for others to follow.

The Saint Paul Rotary “Teacher of the Year” will be recognized with a monetary award of $1,000 and presented at a regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Saint Paul on Tuesday, May 10. Nomination information is being sent to schools in Saint Paul.  Teachers, students, parents, administrators, and community leaders are urged to participate by nominating teachers they think are worthy of recognition.  Nominations are due in to the Rotary Club office by April 22, 2016.

Rotary Club of Saint Paul

401 N. Robert Street, Suite 150
Saint Paul, MN  55101

Contact Jodi Erickson for an application or with questions at 651.222.2028.  Or, e-mail