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$5,000 Scholarship Drawing for NEA Members

NEA Member Benefits has teamed up with Sallie Mae, provider of the NEA Student Loan Program, to offer NEA members a chance to win $5,000 cash! It’s a way of rewarding you for your dedication and helping you further your own educational pursuits.

Click here to enter now through August 31, 2019.

If you’re the lucky $5,000 winner, you could choose to fund professional development courses for yourself, cover some of your expenses toward National Board Certification, or even help family members with their college tuition!

Scholarship Giveaway for NEA Members

cash-collection-currency-47344 money dollarNEA Member Benefits is offering NEA members a chance to win $5,000 cash to reward you for your dedication and help you further your own educational pursuits.

Now through August 31, 2019, you can enter each month. If you’re the lucky $5,000 winner, you could choose to fund professional development courses for yourself, cover some of your expenses toward National Board Certification, or even help family members with their college tuition!

Enter now.

CEA Scholarships for Future Educators

graduation capsDo you know any high school seniors or college students who are planning to become teachers? The Connecticut Education Foundation, CEA’s charitable organization, has two scholarship funds available to future educators.

Ethnic Minority Scholarship Fund

This fund awards annual scholarships to qualified ethnic minority high school seniors who intend to enter the teaching profession. The application deadline is May 1. For more information and to apply, click here.

DiGiovanni Future Teacher Scholarship Fund

This fund awards scholarships to the children of CEA members and staff. The applicant must be a full-time college or university student who has completed at least three full semesters within the last two years, and who intends to enter the teaching profession. The application deadline each year is May 1. For more information and to apply, click here.

$2,000 Scholarship Drawings for NEA Members

scholastic infographicLooking for some help paying for professional development courses or a child’s college tuition? NEA Member Benefits has teamed up with Sallie Mae, provider of the NEA Smart Option Student Loan Program, to offer NEA members chances to win $2,000 cash.

Enter each month until August 2015 by clicking here. If you’re one of the lucky $2,000 winners, you could choose to fund professional development courses for yourself, cover some of your expenses toward National Board Certification, or even help a family member with his or her college tuition.

Young People Remember, Honor Sandy Hook

From bake sales to basketball tournaments, there’s been an outpouring of support for the Newtown community from across the state, nation, and world.

The Sandy Hook Memorial and Scholarship Fund established by the CEA Board of Directors continues to receive many generous donations from CEA and NEA members, as well as from many members of the public. The fund will go toward scholarships at the University of Connecticut for family members of those killed in the Newtown shooting and to create a sculpture memorializing the lives lost in the tragedy.

Students at Darien and New Canaan High Schools dedicated their annual basketball tournament to the victims of Sandy Hook. The students raised $2,100 for the Sandy Hook Memorial and Scholarship Fund.

More than 100 boys and girls from four area high schools—Staples, Greenwich, Darien, and New Canaan—competed in the 19th annual Tony LaVista Memorial Holiday Basketball Tournament, held during the last week of December.

The tournament honors Tony LaVista, an outstanding teacher, administrator, and coach in New Canaan and Darien who died unexpectedly in 1995. Each year, proceeds from the tournament are donated to charity.

“This year we couldn’t think of a more fitting way to remember our friend Tony than to donate the tournament proceeds to the Sandy Hook Memorial and Scholarship Fund in his name,” said Jay Egan, director of athletics at New Canaan High School.

“We are truly thankful for all the donations to the fund, but especially those that come from students,” says CEA President Sheila Cohen. “It’s heartwarming to see children getting involved and doing something special to help the community, state, and nation heal from this unimaginable tragedy.”

CEA has set a fundraising goal of at least $1 million for the Sandy Hook Memorial and Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made online on the CEA website. Checks payable to the Connecticut Education Foundation may also be sent to

Connecticut Education Foundation
Sandy Hook Memorial and Scholarship Fund
Capitol Place, Suite 500
21 Oak Street

Hartford, CT 06106