CalRTA bestows scholarships to eight Solano County teachers

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Before teachers in California can begin their process of educating youth, they must obtain a valid teaching credential. To make it easier to do so, the California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) Division 24 administers $2,500 scholarships to Solano County residents with bachelor’s degrees who are working toward a teaching credential.

This year, eight aspiring teachers were recipients of the C. Shirley Michele Scholarship.

Edyie Santomieri, a member of the scholarship committee, said this year’s recipients were “excellent.”

“it was very hard choosing,” she said. “We had 14 applicants, and we chose eight.”

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