Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2024

Applications for this cycle have now closed.


Texas State is partnering with the Charles Butt Foundation’s Raising Texas Teachers initiative. Students in the undergraduate major in Education – Early Childhood to Grade 6/English as a Second Language teacher certification are eligible for the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers.

Current and incoming students who meet the criteria below may apply for the scholarship of up to 

$8,000/yr for up to 4 years. 

Charles Butt Scholars receive:

• Mentorship from an experienced educator.

• Professional development, including the annual Charles Butt Scholar Symposium & inclusion in an on-campus teaching club.

• Professional support before and after graduation from the Charles Butt Foundation.

• Connection with a network of passionate aspiring teachers from across the state.

Charles Butt Foundation

Attend an Information Session

There will be information sessions for students on November 26th at 6:00 p.m. and December 6th at 4:00 p.m. to learn more about the scholarship, application process, and qualifications.

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Meet our 2023 Scholars


  1. Declared as an Education major with EC6-ESL teacher certification.
  2. Ready to take your Field-based Block (RDG 3315, RDG 3321, CI 4325) in Fall 2023 or later.
  3. Committed to taking your Field-based Block and Clinical Teaching in the Residency program. Residency is a full-year experience that combines coursework, Elementary Field-based Block, and Clinical Teaching at one school. Residency locations are currently Lockhart ISD, San Marcos CISD, Manor ISD, and Hutto ISD. Completing Residency does not increase time to graduation. Read more about Residency here and here
  4. Willing to participate in professional development, networking, and mentoring provided by the Charles Butt Foundation's Raising Texas Teachers program. 
  5. Committed to teaching in a majority-economically disadvantaged school (meaning more than 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch) once you graduate and become a certified teacher. 
  6. Exemplify the following knowledge, skills, and values: written communication, oral communication, collaboration, leadership, altruism, passion for education, equity-driven, belief in the power of teaching, academic achievement, persistence and continuous learning.
  7. Maintain 3.0 grade point average while a scholarship recipient.
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The application process for the Charles Butt Foundation Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers has closed for the 2024 cycle. Check back soon for updates.

Need assistance applying?

Check out this tutorial video that will walk you through the online application process. It also includes resources for writing essays and requesting a recommendation.


Please email if you have questions or need help with your application.

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