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Our Lady of the Lake University

Our Lady of the Lake University celebrates a long and successful legacy of preparing outstanding teachers. The mission of the Teacher Preparation Program is to prepare graduates to meet the educational needs of a growing and diverse student population. Housed in a campus known for small class sizes and one-on-one support, we graduate and certify passionate and committed new teacher candidates. After they complete our program, our graduates are ready to teach highly diverse students in highly diverse schools. We support our candidates in developing their teaching talents and skills so they can create the conditions in their future classrooms where all students can thrive and be successful.

We celebrate our partnership with the Charles Butt Foundation – for over six years, OLLU has granted the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers to 56 teacher candidates. We also applaud their success as outstanding teachers in schools across Texas.

  • Any residency program for undergraduate teacher certification including: all EC-6 Core Certification programs (Bilingual, ESL, and Special Education), 7-12 certification programs in history, mathematics, ELAR, and life science with additional certification in bilingual, ESL, and/or Special Education, and all level certification in music, Spanish, art, or PE with additional certification in bilingual, ESL, and/or special education.
  •  Participation in a year-long residency program is required.

University Program Contact:

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Scholarship information


Years as a partner program


Scholarships awarded


Current Scholars


Scholar Alumni


First-generation college students

Current Scholars

Samantha Amaya
Kaitlynn Burket
Nayeli Cordova
Marissa Escamilla
Hailey Faz
Analisa Fernandez
Allie Gonzales
Sandra Gonzalez
Camila Hernandez
De’Jon Lewis
Emma Maltos
Richard Martinez

Caroline Martinez
Madelyn Miller
Jessica Olivas
Zenneth Ortiz
Leyla Perales
Daniela Ponce
Carolina Rodriguez
Bianca Rodriguez
Lizette Rodriguez
Nicholas Salas
Aidan Wollenzier
Casie Ziegler-Bellinger

Scholar Alumni

Brandon Abbate
Alisa Amaya
Jacqueline Atkinson
Rosalinda Balderas
Lindsey Broussard
Lauryn Cano
Gloria Cervantes
Valarie Cervantes
Sandra Cherucheril
Sofia Colorado
Andreas Cortez
Danielle Gonzales
Ashley Grijalva
Jose Guardiola
Esmeralda Hinojosa

Morgan Huth
Steven Kramm
Julia Lewis
Julieanna Luna
Nancy Martinez
Dezarae Mata
Elizabeth Moreno
Alexandria Moreno
Jose Neri
Michelle Riojas
Shakira Sandoval
Sasha Smith
Alondra Toledo
Miztica Vazquez
Kimber Watson

Are you a current Scholar or Scholar Alumni?

We invite you to join two online communities created just for you: CBF Connect – our new networking platform – and our private Charles Butt Scholars Instagram account.

Charles Butt Foundation Contact:

Headshot of Christina Dunigan, Program Director for Charles Butt Scholarship

Christina Dunigan

Program Director – Charles Butt Scholarship