The Austin Council of PTAs is offering two scholarships to support local PTA leaders attending the Texas PTA Summer Leadership Seminar in 2019. The event is called LAUNCH, and it’s full of terrific information, inspiration and connections to other PTA leaders statewide. The scholarship covers the cost of transportation, registration, hotel and food. We hope you will apply!

Who can apply?  Any 2019-2020 elected executive officer of an active PTA within Austin ISD and the Austin Council of PTAs can apply.

How do I apply? Please complete the application form and return it by email to You can also apply online at Please don’t forget the attachments: a financial statement from your PTA and the minutes of your election meeting.

When do I apply? Applications must be sent by email or completed online on or before May 10. Recipients will be notified at our general delegate meeting on May 17, which runs from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the AISD Performing Arts Center.

How much is the scholarship? The scholarship pays up to $500 per applicant. That covers registration, travel, hotels and meals. It should be enough to pay for 100% of your conference expenses.

How is the winner selected? Scholarships will be awarded based on the benefit to the local PTA from the applicant’s attendance and the financial need of the PTA. (Not the need of the individual applicant.) We are looking for people who are excited to attend the conference and ready to use what they learn to strengthen their campus PTA.

More about Texas PTA LAUNCH 2019

WHAT:             LAUNCH is Texas PTA’s signature summertime leadership program. You will find more than 150 workshops and 200 booths. Your weekend will be filled with useful information and the chance to meet and talk with other PTA leaders from around the state. You will start the 2019-2020 school year with great ideas and great confidence in your role as a PTA leader.

Translation support is offered for Spanish-speaking PTA leaders.

WHERE:           LAUNCH 2019 is in Grapevine, Texas near Dallas, at the Gaylord Texan hotel

WHEN:            LAUNCH 2019 is from July 19-21

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