The Austin Independent School District (AISD), in a collaborative effort with The University of Texas at Austin and other teacher preparation programs in Travis County, has established a fund for future teachers seeking certification in state recognized critical shortage subject areas. These areas include:
- Special Education
- Bilingual Education
- Languages Other than English
Who is eligible?
- Students who are seeking initial teacher certification in one of the shortage areas are eligible for this scholarship if they are full-time students and have a 2.5 UT GPA.
- Undergraduates are eligible to receive $1000, $1000, $1500, and $1500 for the last four semesters of their program, and post-baccalaureate and graduate students can receive $1500 for each of their last four semesters.
How to apply?
College of Education students studying one of the above fields should see their academic advisor in SZB 2.110 to complete an application. UTeach students should contact their advisor in Natural Sciences or Liberal Arts.
After initiating the AISD Future Teacher Scholarship contract with your advisor, it must be signed each subsequent semester to be eligible to receive the award for the following semester.