California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Honoring Founder, Laura E. Settle

About the Sponsor

The Laura E. Settle Scholarship was established to honor Laura E. Settle, founder of the California Retired Teacher’s Association. Settle retired as a teacher from the Pasadena School District in Pasadena, California. She served as president of the California Retired Teacher’s Association for 16 years, from 1929 – 1945. Annual scholarships of $2,000 are distributed to each of the 28 California State University and University of California campuses. These are awarded to students who are in their junior, senior, or graduate year preparing to become professional teachers in the State of California.





  • Good academic standing
  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Possess a record of exemplary character and citizenship
  • must be accepted or enrolled in a credential program in the College of Education
  • Financial need may be considered but not required
  • Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of California
  • Must be enrolled at time of award