The AISD Future Teacher Scholarship Program provides an incentive to students who certify to teach in critical shortage areas for the state of Texas. There is NO OBLIGATION to teach in AISD or anywhere. Students seeking math, science, computer science, or engineering certification through the UTeach Program and who are in their last four semesters of the program are encouraged to fill out the form to access these funds. All full-time students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible. To renew the award, come into the UTeach office and sign the original form again. It's that simple. Undergraduate students can receive up to $5,000 over four semesters ($1,000 per semester, increasing to $1,500 the last two semesters). It is the student's responsibility to sign for the scholarship each semester. Email notification is sent to students reminding them to apply for or renew the scholarship by the deadline. There is no commitment on the student's part to teach in AISD if they receive the scholarship. However, if they receive the money and do not complete the UTeach Certification Program, they may be required to repay the amount they received.
Applications: First time applications are available in the UTeach office and renewals are accepted during the following times:
Fall semesters: beginning the 2nd week of October through November 15th
Spring semesters: beginning the 2nd week of March through April 15th.
NOTE: If the deadline falls on the weekend, applications will be accepted the next business day.
All applicants meeting the minimum requirements are automatically awarded this scholarship, as long as funds are available from AISD. Awards are generally disbursed during the first two weeks of classes, though this process may take longer in some semesters depending on variables like when AISD gets the funds to the University, staffing levels in the Office of Student Financial aid, and other circumstances beyond our control. Students who have not received funds after the first three weeks of classes should inform the UTeach office at 512 232 2770. We do not have immediate, direct access to disbursement information. We will do our best to determine the status of your award and appreciate your patience. In the meantime, information about what steps you can take to learn more about scholarship distribution can be found here.