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Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

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The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers program provides scholarships up to $8,000 annually, renewable 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 . This scholarship is available to students in the OLLU undergraduate teacher preparation program.

Scholarship Benefits

All Charles Butt scholars will receive the following forms of financial and personal support:

  • A scholarship of 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 Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership 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

Selection Criteria

Charles Butt scholarship applicants must:

  • Be applying to or be enrolled full-time in Our Lady of the Lake University's undergraduate teacher preparation program
  • Be a Texas resident
  • Have a strong academic record and history of achievement
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching in either a majority-economically disadvantaged school or in a shortage subject area (math, science, bilingual, or special education) in a Texas public school.

Scholarship Timeline

Application Opens
October 25, 2023

Application Closes
January 19, 2024

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Visit the Raise Your Hand Texas website to complete application.

Deadline to Apply is Jan. 19, 2024

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