Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers - 2022-23
The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers – one component of the Raising Texas Teachers initiative – is designed to encourage promising students to consider a future in the teaching profession. The scholarship consists of $8,000-$10,000 in annual funding for up to four years, as well as ongoing professional development opportunities, mentorship from public school educators, and participation in a statewide network of aspiring teachers. The scholarship is open to students who are working toward receiving their teaching certification for the first time at selected programs at the universities below.
The Charles Butt Scholarship is exclusively for students committed to a teaching career in a school that serves a majority of economically disadvantaged students or in a shortage subject (in a school where more than 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, or as a math, science, bilingual, or special education teacher) in the Texas public school system.
Approximately 100 scholarships will be awarded through teacher preparation programs at 12 partner universities each year, with the cohort growing to include 500 scholars annually. The competitive selection process includes an application, pre-screening by university teams, and a virtual daylong interview event.
The Charles Butt Scholarship application opens on October 1, 2021. The close date for applications for each program is listed below. If you are not currently enrolled at the university or universities through which you are applying for the scholarship, you must apply to the university/universities through their normal admissions process. The Charles Butt Scholarship application is not an application for admittance into any university.
|Our Lady of the Lake University - Residency program||January 21, 2022|
|University of Houston Main Campus||February 4, 2022|
|Southern Methodist University||April 16, 2022|
|Texas A&M University- Special Education program||January 5, 2022|
|Texas Tech University & TechTeach Across Texas||December 17, 2021|
|Trinity University||February 7, 2022|
|University of North Texas-Dallas||TBD|
|University of Texas at Austin - UTeach Natural Sciences||February 17, 2022|
|University of Texas at Austin - College of Education||February 4, 2022|
|University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - STEP UP||February 17, 2022|
|Sam Houston State University||December 17, 2021|
|University of Texas at El Paso||April 15, 2022|
If you have any questions, please email Raisingtxteachers@ryht.org.