Scholarship Committee

Committee Members





Purpose Statement

CSEA awards more than $100,000 in scholarships every year to members and their dependents. The Scholarship Committee is responsible for publicizing scholarship and member career grants information, evaluating applications and selecting winners, and communicating other financial assistance available to members, like Union Plus Scholarships and Section 529 College Savings Plans. Applications are available online at:


State Capitol

Tony Thurmond's bill signed into law, banning for-profit charters

For-profit charter schools will be illegal in California after legislation co-authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond was recently signed by the governor.
Tony Thurmond

CSEA supports Tony Thurmond in November Election

In the November Election, friend of classified employees and champion of public schools Tony Thurmond will face off against a charter school advocate with ties to Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
CSEA Shield

CSEA stands with members of UTLA

After members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted to authorize a strike if necessary, Association Ben Valdepeña issued a statement in support of UTLA members.
I'm In

Building strength through unity

CSEA has championed the rights of classified employees for nearly a century, transforming our members into respected partners of the education community. Today, we have a powerful, 91-percent membership rate and represent more than 240,000 employees throughout California, making us the largest classified school employee union in the nation.
Keith Pace

Congratulations to Keith Pace, CSEA's next Executive Director

Association President Ben Valdepeña announced at the CSEA Board Meeting on Saturday September 15, 2018 that Keith Pace will succeed Dave Low as CSEA Executive Director.

Are you thinking about retirement?

Regardless of your age, you should have a plan for your retirement. Even if you don't expect to retire for many years, it is never too early to begin planning for your retirement.