Member Career Grants

Apply for Member Career Grants Starting in June

Member Career Grant - $1,000

CSEA’s Member Career Grant applications will be available starting in June and is due October 31 each year. Thirty-two $1,000 awards will be granted based on a combination of financial need, goals and objectives, citizenship and leadership, as well as CSEA activities. Applicants for the grant must be CSEA members in good standing and enrolled either part- or full-time in an accredited school of higher education, including community college, four-year colleges and universities, and/or trade or vocational schools either at the time the application is submitted or planning to enroll in the term immediately following receipt of the grant award.

If you are attending the CSEA no-cost college program, apply for a Member Reimbursement Subsidy, if needed, rather than a Member Career Grant.

Member Reimbursement Subsidy - Up to $250

In addition, CSEA offers a Member Reimbursement Subsidy program that provides grants up to $250 to financially assist members with opportunities that connect them to the union, community, and/or to students. Examples of the types of assistance provided include attendance at the CSEA Paraeducator Conference, CSEA Maintenance and Operations Academy, citizenship fees, computer purchases for attending the free college program online, obtaining a GED, or other college or vocational courses and programs.

Applications are accepted year-round. The deadline for application submission is no more than 60 calendar days prior to the event/class and no more than 15 days after the event/class.

For more information and the application form, visit If you have questions, email or call our Member Benefits Call Center at (866) 487-2732, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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