Applications are currently open for the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers!
The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is available to prospective teachers who are currently enrolled in, or plan to enter, an eligible teacher preparation program at a Charles Butt Foundation Raising Texas Teachers partner university.
Aspiring teachers can apply in the fall of any year between their senior year of high school and junior year of college, or prior to entering an eligible master’s program.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be committed to teaching in a Texas public school that is majority-economically disadvantaged school (meaning more than 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch) or in a shortage subject area (specifically math, science, bilingual, or special education). Applicants must also exemplify the knowledge, skills, and values listed below. Preference is given to Texas residents.
The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is open now! The link to apply can be found by clicking the “Apply Now” button to the left.
Click on the partner universities listed below to view eligible programs. Applicants should either be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in the eligible program.
Willingness and commitment to adhere to university courses and teaching requirements.
* Participation in Year Long Residency program is required
Participation in a year long residency program and a commitment to pursuing a teaching career in Texas is required
Eligibility requirements include:
Students desiring to be admitted into TAMUT to become a certified teacher in Texas.
Undergraduate Initial Certification Programs
Certification through the UTeach Dallas Program in one of the following certification areas:
Applicants must be either high school seniors or UT RGV freshman at the time of application.
The Charles Butt Foundation evaluates all scholarship applicants on the following knowledge, skills, and values:
Passion for education
Belief in the power of teaching
Persistence and continuous learning
In addition to scholarship funding, the Raising Texas Teachers initiative supplements the rigorous education Scholars receive at our partner programs by providing Scholars access to ongoing professional development, mentoring and feedback from teachers and principals, and connections with fellow Charles Butt Scholars across Texas.
This combination of education and supports is designed to ensure Scholars have opportunities to practice and develop pedagogical skills in authentic classroom settings, observe masterful teaching in action, reflect on feedback from expert teachers and school leaders, and participate in a community that fosters professional growth.
Program Director – Charles Butt Scholarship
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