Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers (2024-2025)
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 or $10,000 in annual funding, 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 initial teaching certification within selected programs at the universities listed in the table below.
The Charles Butt Scholarship is exclusively for students committed to a teaching career in the Texas public school system in either a Title 1 school or in a shortage subject area (math, science, bilingual, or special education).
Approximately 100 scholarships will be awarded annually through teacher preparation programs at 20 university-based teacher preparation programs each year. The competitive selection process includes an application, pre-screening by university teams, and an individual interview.
The Charles Butt Scholarship application opened on October 25, 2023 at 5:00 pm CST. The submission deadline 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||January 19, 2024|
|Rice University||January 19, 2024|
|Sam Houston State University|
* Participation in Year Long Residency program is required
|December 15, 2023|
|Southern Methodist University|
Participation in a year long residency program and a commitment to pursing a teaching career in Texas is required
|April 1, 2024|
|Tarleton State University||February 1, 2024|
|Texas A&M University College Station||January 19, 2024|
|Texas A&M University Commerce||February 1, 2024|
|Texas A&M University Texarkana||February 15, 2024|
|Texas Tech University - Lubbock & TechTeach Across Texas Programs|
Education Minors are not permitted at this time, even if some coursework is coded as being within TechTeach.
|December 10, 2023|
|Trinity University||February 9, 2024|
|Texas State University|
* Participation in Year Long Residency is required
|January 8, 2024|
|University of the Incarnate Word||February 1, 2024|
|University of Houston|
Undergraduate Initial Certification Programs
|January 19, 2024|
|University of North Texas Dallas||January 31, 2024|
|University of Texas at Austin College of Education||February 4, 2024|
|University of Texas at Austin UTeach Natural Sciences||February 4, 2024|
|University of Texas at Dallas||February 4, 2024|
|University of Texas El Paso|
|University of Texas Rio Grande Valley|
Applicants must be either high school seniors or UT RGV freshman at the time of application.
|January 19, 2024|
|University of Texas San Antonio||January 31, 2024|
All university deadlines close at 11:59 pm on the date listed above.
If you have any questions, please email Raisingtxteachers@CharlesButtFdn.org.