Chapter III: Paid Internships and Scholarships

Printer-friendly version

Many UTeach students considering a career in math or science education must also work to support their studies at the University. To financially assist these students, UTeach offers a unique internship program for its participants. With the help of generous foundation support, UTeach has formed partnerships with many non-profit organizations around the Austin area that provide educational services to the Austin community.

Students are paid a generous stipend to work 10 to 20 hours a week assisting with the development of educational materials, working directly with families and children, providing guided tours at local museums, or assisting with after-school programs devoted to helping children succeed. Internships have proven mutually beneficial to UTeach students and the Austin community organizations.

For more information, visit our website at http://austin.uteach.utexas.edu.

Scholarships

All eligible students may apply for the following scholarships. An email is sent to students reminding them to apply for the scholarships by the deadlines. Undergraduate scholarships directly related to the UTeach program are listed below.

AISD Future Teacher Scholarship

The AISD Future Teacher Scholarship Program provides an incentive to students who certify to teach in critical shortage areas for the state of Texas. Students seeking math, science, or computer science certification through the UTeach Program and who are in their last four semesters of the program are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must be enrolled as full-time students and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must reapply for the scholarship each semester in Painter Hall 4.02.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $5,000 over four semesters ($1,000 per semester, increasing to $1,500 the last two semesters). It is the student's responsibility to apply for the scholarship each semester.

There is no commitment on the student's part to teach in AISD if they receive the scholarship. However, if they receive the funds and do not complete the UTeach Certification Program, they may be required to repay the amount they received.

Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship for Teaching

Through a generous gift from the Greater Texas Foundation, we are pleased to offer up to a $1000 scholarship to science, mathematics, and computer science majors who explore the possibility of becoming high school and middle school teachers. This scholarship is available to science, mathematics, and computer science majors who take the first two courses in the UTeach sequence, Step I and Step II. 

Students chosen for this scholarship, will be awarded $500 at the completion of Step 1 with a B or better, and another $500 at the completion of Step II with a B or better. The hope is that they will continue on to obtain certification through UTeach, but they should do so only if it is right for them. There is no further obligation. 

Eligible students may pick up an application from the UTeach office in PAI 4.02 .

Kodosky Foundation Scholarship for Physics Teaching

Through a generous gift from the Jeff and Gail Kodosky Foundation, we are pleased to offer up to a $1000 scholarship to physics majors who explore the possibility of becoming high school and middle school physics teachers. This scholarship is available to physics majors who take the first two courses in the UTeach sequence, Step I and Step II. 

Students chosen for this scholarship, will be awarded $500 at the completion of Step 1 with a B or better, and another $500 at the completion of Step II with a B or better. The UTeach/08/09, 10/15 This booklet has been created as a guideline and is not considered to be an official document. 12 hope is that they will continue on to obtain certification through UTeach, but they should do so only if it is right for them. There is no further obligation. 

Eligible students may pick up an application from the UTeach office in PAI 4.02 or from any physics academic advisor.

The Jane Sanford Beasley Scholarship

The scholarship honors Jane Sanford Beasley, a long-time and beloved Texas teacher. The award amount is $2,000.00 

All current UTeach Natural Sciences undergraduate, including non-citizens, who meet the criteria below are encouraged to apply.

  • seeking first undergraduate degree
  • 30 hours (in-residence + transfer)
  • 2.5 GPA

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, a brief essay and input from the faculty. While you are welcome to talk to faculty about your application, you do not need to ask for recommendations. Faculty log into the scholarship site and have the opportunity to provide input about an applicant. All eligible students are strongly encouraged to apply, regardless of previous award status. Faculty review current applications only and do not have access to any previous applications.

The application is web-based. Timeline is below:

  •  The application opens to students on the 4th class day of the Fall and Spring semesters. All applications must be submitted no later than 3PM on the 12th class day.
  • Faculty will provide their input.
  • Students will be notified as soon as possible by SAN.
  • Thank you notes due in the UTeach Office, PAI 4.02, within 10 business days of notification being sent. Students receiving the award are notified through a Secure Academic Note. Please make sure the email address the University has on file is correct.