The College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin announces the largest group to date of new scholarship recipients of the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers. Twenty-six students in the College of Education—current students and incoming freshmen--were offered the scholarship after completing a rigorous application process. They are welcomed to the college by 31 current Charles Butt Scholars.
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. Eleven universities take part in this statewide program.
In addition to scholarship funding, the Raising Texas Teachers initiative supplements the rigorous education that all Charles Butt 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 support 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.