The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers consists of $8,000 in annual funding for up to four years, as well as ongoing training and development opportunities, mentorship from sitting public school educators, and participation in a statewide aspiring teachers network facilitated by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation.
The first round of scholarships will be granted for the 2018-19 school year. Approximately 100 scholarships will be provided in the first year, spread across 11 partner university teacher preparation programs. Over time, the scholarship program will grow to include 500 teaching scholars annually. This scholarship is for undergraduate seeking their first degree.
Charles Butt scholarship applicants must:
In addition to scholarship funding, the Raising Texas Teachers initiative will supplement the rigorous education scholars receive through partner programs by providing teacher candidates opportunities to benefit from 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 teacher candidates 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.
Some look out over a classroom and just see kids. Just students. When teachers look at those faces, they see the future.
Future accountants and cardiologists.
Plant managers and meteorologists.
Talk show hosts and tech recruiters.
Forest park rangers and magazine editors.
They see the future of strong Texas communities. Healthy economies. Educated citizenries.
Teachers not only see the future – teachers give rise to the future.
Give rise to the future. Teach.
All Charles Butt scholars will receive the following forms of financial and professional support:
Charles Butt scholars must:
Fall Semester October 1 deadline
Spring Semester January 22 – February 9 deadline
The online application can be found here.
Other Important Links
Raise Your Hand Texas: www.raiseyourhandtexas.org
Raising Texas Teachers: www.RaisingTexasTeachers.org
UTeach Natural Sciences at The University of Texas in Austin: http://uteach.utexas.edu