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Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

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Raising Texas Teachers (RTT) awards the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers, a $10,000 scholarship and professional development support, to individuals interested in teaching in Texas. "With Raising Texas Teachers, our goal is to support universities that are rigorously preparing students to address the needs of 21st-century students, and to help them to recruit the best and brightest to the profession," said Alison Badgett, Executive Director of Raise Your Hand Texas.

To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • Be enrolled in or applying to an educator preparation program at one of 11 Texas universities selected to partner with RTT 
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record and leadership skills
  • Commit to teaching in a high-need school or high-need teaching field in Texas following graduation*
  • Be a Texas resident (non-Texas residents may be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Be a US citizen

Applicants to Trinity University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program who plan to teach in Texas may apply for one year of the award, totaling $10,000. A tentative 2019-2020 timeline follows and is subject to change.

October 1 Applications Open 
January 24 Applications Close 
January - February Review of applications by MAT faculty 
Mid-February Finalist recommended to RTT
March 21 RTT Interviews 
April Scholarships awarded 

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For more information, visit the Raising Texas Teachers site or contact Laura Allen (lallen [at]

*High-need schools are defined as public schools in which at least 50% of enrolled students meet the requirements for the federal free and reduced lunch program. High-need teaching fields include bilingual education, English language acquisition, mathematics, science, and special education.