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The Arlington Retired Teachers Association (ARTA) has a long history of supporting the educators of tomorrow. Since 2014 we have provided $161,000 in scholarships to support Arlington Public Schools high school seniors who are interested in joining the field of education.

The ARTA scholarship funds are invested with The Arlington Community foundation (ACF) which also handles the application/selection process, as our scholarships are part of many administered by the foundation.

We award two $2,500 scholarships each year, the Jack Wilson Arlington Retired Teachers Scholarship and the Future Educators Scholarship. Each recipient is eligible for five years of support, $2,500 each year.

The Arlington Community Foundation (ACF) hosts our two scholarship investment accounts.

We hold a formal fundraising drive to support the Future Educators Scholarship, and contributions can be made at any time of the year at Arlington Community Foundation Donation. Scroll down the page and choose which fund to give your contribution. You can make a secure one-time gift, or set up a recurring contribution. Checks can be mailed directly to the Arlington Community Foundation, 4601 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 1050, Arlington, VA 22203

Your gift is tax-deduction eligible and you will receive a receipt letter in the mail directly from the Arlington Community Foundation.


“It means so much to receive this honor. I’ve wanted to be a teacher for the longest time and this scholarship is taking me a step closer to that dream.”
–Dalba, a Wakefield graduate off to JMU, third recipient, ARTA Scholarship 

 “…always dreamed of receiving an ACF scholarship and grateful to have been given the funds to ease the cost of attendance.”
–Ella, a Yorktown graduate, first recipient of the Future Educators Scholarship, attending JMU

“I was born and adopted from Cambodia but am from Arlington, Virginia. I am a sophomore at McDaniel College studying early childhood education with a possible focus on special education. The ARTA Scholarship has helped make college more affordable for my family and allowed me to focus more on my studies and less on my financial concerns. I feel grateful to be from a community like Arlington that helps give students opportunities.”
Bopha, second recipient of the ARTA Scholarship, a Yorktown graduate