Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

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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 Charles Butt Foundation.

The Charles Butt Scholarship application for the 2023-2024 academic year is open from October 1, 2022 to January 30, 2023.

  • Selection Criteria

    Selection Criteria

    Charles Butt scholarship applicants must:

    • Be enrolled full time for 2023-2024 in:
      • EC-6 ESL/Generalist Certification
      • Bilingual Certification
      • Special Education Certification
      • University of Texas Urban Teachers, Social Studies
      • University of Texas Urban Teachers, Language Arts
      • Youth and Community Studies (with plans to enroll in either Urban Teachers Social Studies or Language Arts)
    • Have a strong academic record and history of achievement
    • Have demonstrated peer or group leadership skills
    • Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in education in high-needs Texas public schools upon completion of the program
  • Support for Charles Butt Scholars

    Support for Charles Butt Scholars

    In addition to scholarship funding, the Raising Texas Teachers initiative will supplement the rigorous education 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.

  • Scholarship Benefits

    Scholarship Benefits

    All Charles Butt Scholars will receive the following forms of financial and professional support:

    • Annual scholarship support up to $8,000 per year for up to four years
    • Mentorship from a local educator or principal
    • Participation in local and statewide cohort meetings of aspiring teachers
    • Invitation and funds to attend the annual Charles Butt Scholars Symposium
    • Inclusion in an on-campus teaching scholar club
    • Professional support as they near graduation
    • An online community for scholars across the state to connect
  • Ongoing Requirements

    Ongoing Requirements

    Charles Butt Scholars must:

    • Be enrolled full time for 2023-2024
      • EC-6 ESL/Generalist Certification
      • Bilingual Certification
      • Special Education Certification
      • University of Texas Urban Teachers, Social Studies
      • University of Texas Urban Teachers, Language Arts
      • Youth and Community Studies (with plans to enroll in either Urban Teachers Social Studies or Language Arts)
    • Maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average;
    • Participate in Charles Butt Foundation professional development activities;
    • Receive a letter of recommendation for continuation from the program coordinator each year; and
    • Plan to teach in a high-needs classroom in a Texas public school upon completion of the program.
  • Scholarship Timeline

    Scholarship Timeline

    October 1, 2022
    Application opens.

    11:59 PM CST, January 30, 2023
    Application closes.

    March 2023
    The Charles Butt Foundation will notify candidates who have been selected to move on to the final interview stage.

    March-April 2023
    Interviews conducted with scholarship finalists by the Charles Butt Foundation.

    April 2023
    Scholarship recipients notified by the Charles Butt Foundation.


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