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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

As one of the largest Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the Continental U.S., we are committed to producing reflective and culturally and linguistically sustaining educators through a coherent teacher preparation program emphasizing the following four strands: 1). practice-based teacher education, 2). reflective inquiry, 3). technology integration and 21st-century skills, and 4). spiraled high-leveraged practices. In producing critical educators for the Rio Grande Valley, the state of Texas, and beyond, we understand that collaborative relationships through community engagement and school partnerships provide the foundation of our efforts.

Applicants must be either high school seniors or UT RGV freshmen at the time of application.

  • Year-Long Residency Program
  • STEP UP Program

University Program Contact:

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Education and P16 Integration, Professor of Department of Teaching and Learning

Scholarship information


Years as a partner program


Scholarships awarded


Current Scholars


First-generation college students

Current Scholars

Jaqueline Briceno
Isaiah Casas
Andrea De Lara
Giselle Diaz
Dayan Duran-Garcia
Andrea Escalante
Rosario Ferruzca
Stefanie Gonzalez
Kennia Gonzales
Miranda Guerra
Juan Gutierrez
Angela Hernandez
Alessandra Hernandez

Gilberto Hinojosa
Daniela Infante
Galyze Landaverde
Maria Lomas
Jacqueline Martinez
Marina Nacianceno
Alexis Quilantan
Krystal Rubio
Diana Salas
Paola Vasquez
Lariza Vazquez
Adriana Yanez
Eddie Yanez

Scholar Alumni

Carolina De Anda
Clarissa De Santiago
Jacqueline Elizondo
Jimena Gamboa
Theresa Garza
Clarissa Guerra
Roger Juarez

Keyla Ochoa
Cristina Ortiz
Raquel Perez
Briselda Ramirez
Jennifer Rocha
Roberto Torres
Aileen Valdez

Teaching: Charles Butt Scholarship, Stories of Impact

From migrant farmer to future teacher

How a migrant farmworker defied the odds through personal determination and family sacrifice

The Pérez family sits on the steps outside of their mobile home in Benton Harbor Michigan

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