National PTA has defined advocacy as the act of mobilizing individuals and local PTAs to work with Maryland PTA and National PTA to improve programs and policies that benefit our youth. read more
by Harford County Council PTA Scholarship Committee Chair, Bruce Butz
The Jennifer Handlin Advocacy Award
by Harford County Council PTA Awards Committee Chair, Renee DeBiase
The HCCPTA Betty Bull Award
Harford County Council of PTAs
every child, one voice
Since 1988, the Harford County Council of PTAs has sponsored this award in honor of Mrs. Bull and her tireless and selfless efforts on behalf of children's welfare. She served during the 1950s as National PTA Legislative Chair, Maryland PTA President, Maryland State PTA Legislative Chair, President of HCCPTA, and President of the Jarrettsville Elementary PTA. She was also President of the Maryland Council on Education following World War II. She died on November 13, 1990, at the age of 86. The Harford County Council PTA continues this Award Program in her Memory.
All Harford County High School Seniors with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a valid PTA/PTSA membership from any one of the 50 Harford County PTA Schools are eligible to apply for the Betty Bull Award.
Betty Bull Award deadline is April 1, 2017
The Harford County Council of PTA. Inc. is planning to award up to six (6) $500.00 scholarships for the 2015/2016 school year. (The number awarded is dependent on available funding from HCCPTA membership dues.) To date, HCCPTA has granted over $45,600 to more than 98 individuals. The purpose of this award program is to provide financial assistance to students of the Parent Teacher Student Association who are pursuing their goal toward advanced education. All Harford County public high school graduating seniors are eligible. There is a stipulation that the student or a parent or guardian is a current member of a PTA or PTSA in Harford County.
Applications can be secured from the High School Counselor’s office, and are available on the Harford County Public School System’s website, www.hcps.org, and our website: www.hcc-pta.org.
Selection Criteria: (Rating for Award applicants is based on a scale of 100%.)
Harford County Council of PTA, Inc.
P. O. Box 435
Bel Air, MD 21014
Deadline: Application must be received by April 1, 2017
SUPPORTING MATERIAL REQUIRED:
Meeting and training. Click HERE for dates.
The Harford County Council of PTAs, Inc. was established in 1939 as a federation of PTAs in Harford County. read more
Since 1897, the National PTA has focused its efforts on child advocacy, initiating changes to public legislation. Each year, National PTA releases a public policy agenda, which highlights key areas where PTA can advocate for the welfare of all children. Some areas in the 2016 agenda include (but are not limited to): Family Engagement, Elementary and Secondary Education, and Child Health and Safety.
The Harford County Council of PTAs (HCCPTA) Jennifer Handlin Advocacy Award honors local units who promote the National PTA values through action. Jennifer Handlin was passionate about advocating for children and was very active in the PTA on the local, state, and national levels. From 2001-2008 Jennifer Handlin served on the HCCPTA in various leadership positions: Vice President of Committees, Vice President of Membership, 2nd Vice President, Vice President of Legislation, and Hospitality Chair. We fondly remember Jennifer as someone who worked to ensure that all children had a voice in Harford County.
Jennifer Handlin Advocacy Award deadline is February 1, 2017
To be considered for the Jennifer Handlin Advocacy Award, a unit must complete sections A through D of the 2017 application, and return them to the HCCPTA no later than February 1, 2017. A checklist is also provided at the end of the application for your convenience.
Award recipients will be honored at the HCCPTA 2017 Founder’s Day Celebration. Please send completed applications to: Harford County Council of PTAs, Inc.
P. O. Box 435
Bel Air MD 21014
ATTN: Awards Committee
Deadline: Application must be received by February 1, 2017
If you have any questions about this application, please direct them to Renee DeBiase, HCCPTA Awards Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.