Scholarships and Grants


Career Scholarship

Recognizes dependents of ISTA members.

Damon P. Moore Scholarship

Recognizes dependents of ISTA members and is awarded to an ethnic-minority public high school senior who plans to pursue a teaching certificate.

Educator Scholarship

Recognizes dependents of ISTA members who are pursuing a degree in education.

ISTA Foundation District Scholarships

Provides financial support to children, stepchildren, grandchildren and stepgrandchildren of ISTA and ISTA-Retired members.

ISTA Foundation Scholarship for NBPTS Candidates for National Board Certification

Assist members in funding the candidacy for National Board Certification.

Louis B. Russell Scholarship

Recognizes dependents of ISTA members and is awarded to an ethnic-minority high school senior who endeavors to further his/her education in the area of industrial arts, vocational education or technical preparation at an accredited post-secondary institution.

Justine M. Harrell Memorial Scholarship

This renewable $1,000 scholarship is for individuals who desire to become teachers. Applicants must be enrolled in a teaching curriculum in an accredited college or university located in the state of Indiana. 


Opportunity Grant 

Helps empower local associations through opportunities for members to enhance their skills in winning public support for public schools through competitive multi-grant programs.

Professional Development Grant

Professional development activities funded by the Professional Development Grants are member benefits that engage members in processes that impact their professional growth and/or student learning.