Scholarships

Available Scholarships

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AISD Future Teacher

The AISD Future Teacher Scholarship Program helps to support students who are certifying in areas of critical shortage in Texas: STEM, Bilingual Education, Special Education, and Languages Other Than English. There is no obligation to teach either in Austin ISD or in the State of Texas. However, students who accept the funding and do not complete the program may be required to repay the funds.

About the Scholarship Award
  • Undergraduates: $5,000 over four semesters
    • $1,000 per semester, increasing to $1,500 the last two semesters
  • Degree-holders:  $6,000 over four semesters
    • $1500 for each of 4 semesters
  • You must track the funds and let UTeach know if there's a problem.
Eligibility
  • Students in the UTeach Natural Sciences Program--all areas
  • In the last 4 semesters of the program
  • Registered full time
    • Undergrads
      • 12 hours
      • 7 hours during the Apprentice Teaching semester
    • Degree-holders
      • 6 hours
      • IMPORTANT: Some degree-holders are still classified as seniors. Getting the funds released may be delayed.
    • All hours counting toward the full-time requirement must be in-residence at the University of Texas at Austin
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA (calculated with in-residence courses only)
  • Non-citizens and citizens are both eligible
Eligibility During Your Last Semester

Students in their Apprentice Teaching semester are still eligible for the AISD even though they are registered for fewer than 12 hours. If you receive financial aid, be sure to fill out your FAFSA to indicate fewer than 12 hours in your last semester. This will help prevent delays in the distribution of funds (including the AISD Scholarship), which can happen when the Office of Student Financial Aid has to refigure your package after the semester has begun because you indicated full-time enrollment.

Applications/Renewals

Students are responsible for resubmitting the application each semester.

The application will open on or before the 1st class day of each Fall and Spring semester. It will close on the 12th class day of the semester. Due to the lengthy processing period, the AISD Future Teacher Scholarship will no longer be offered in the summers.

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Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

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 Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation.

About the Scholarship

The first round of scholarships will be granted for the 2018-19 school year. Approximately 100 scholarships will be provided in the first year, spread across 11 partner university teacher preparation programs. Over time, the scholarship program will grow to include 500 teaching scholars annually. This scholarship is for undergraduate seeking their first degree.

Charles Butt scholarship applicants must:

  • Enroll or be enrolled full-time in a partner university program that will lead to a teaching certificate
  • Be seeking their first degree
  • Be a Texas resident
  • 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

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 supports 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.

Some look out over a classroom and just see kids. Just students. When teachers look at those faces, they see the future.

Ongoing requirements

Charles Butt scholars must:

  • Remain a full-time student enrolled in a program that will lead to a teaching certificate at one of the 11 partner programs
  • Be willing to be an active member of MASTT (Math and Science Teachers of Tomorrow)
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Participate in Raise Your Hand professional development activities
  • Receive a letter of recommendation for continuation from the IHE program leader each year
  • Plan to teach in a high-needs classroom in a Texas public school upon completion of the program
Scholarship Timeline
  • Annual Scholarship Application periods:

                       Fall Semester October 1 deadline

                       Spring Semester January 22 – February 9 deadline

  • First round of interviews with UTeach will be held annually during October and February.
  • Second round of interviews with Raise Your Hand Texas will be in March. 
  • Students will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the scholarship award by April 15. 
  • The funding will be available the following Fall semester.
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Cooke Scholarship

The Cooke Endowment Fund provides scholarships for undergraduate students within the College of Natural Sciences participating in the UTeach program. Students may receive awards in successive semesters provided they maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25, and reapply for the scholarship. Preference is given to students with financial need.

About the Scholarship Award

The award amount is $2000

Eligibility
  • Natural Sciences Major
  • U.S. Citizen or person with permanent residency status
  • Undergraduate
  • At least a 3.25 GPA
Applications

Eligible students will receive an email with a link to the online application while the application is open.

Notification

Students receiving the award are notified through a Secure Academic Note. Please make sure the email address the University has on file is correct.  Only students selected for an award will be notified.

Greater Texas Foundation

Greater Texas

Through a generous gift from the Greater Texas Foundation, we are pleased to offer up to a $1000 scholarship to science, mathematics, and computer science majors who explore the possibility of becoming high school and middle school teachers.

About the Scholarship

Students chosen for this scholarship will be awarded

  • $500 at the completion of Step 1 with a B or better 
  • $500 at the completion of Step II with a B or better.  
Eligibility
  • Declared undergraduate science, mathematics, and computer science major
  • Currently registered for either UTS 101 or UTS 110

Retroactive scholarships are not available. The scholarship is not available to degree-holders.

Applications

Eligible students will recieve an email with a link to the online application by the 2nd week of November for fall applications and by the 2nd week of April for spring applications.

Deadlines
  • Fall semesters: Applications are accepted starting the second week of November through November 30th.
  • Spring semesters: Applications are accepted starting the second week of April through April 30th.
  • If the deadline falls on the weekend, applications will be accepted the next business day.
Kodosky

Kodosky Foundation

Through a generous gift from the Kodosky Foundation, we are pleased to offer up to a $1000 scholarship to physics majors who explore the possibility of becoming high school and middle school teachers.

About the Scholarship Award

Students chosen for this scholarship will be awarded

  • $500 at the completion of Step 1 with a B or better.
  • $500 at the completion of Step 2 with a B or better.
Eligibility
  • Declared undergraduate physics major
  • Currently registered for either UTS 101 or UTS 110

Retroactive scholarships are not available. The scholarship is not available to degree-holders.

Applications

Eligible students will recieve an email with a link to the online application by the 2nd week of November for fall applications and by the 2nd week of April for spring applications.

Deadlines
  • Fall semesters: Applications are accepted starting the second week of November through November 30th.
  • Spring semesters: Applications are accepted starting the second week of April through April 30th.
  • If the deadline falls on the weekend, applications will be accepted the next business day.
NSF

Robert Noyce

UTeach Natural Sciences would like to thank the National Science Foundation for this grant. We have now expended all funding (including promised funds for Fall 2019) and are no longer taking applications.

About the Scholarship

Service Obligation

Noyce funding comes in the form of a forgivable loan. For each semester of funding received, recipients agree to complete 2 semesters of service as a STEM teacher in a high-need local educational agency. Recipients are not required to teach in Texas.

A high-need local educational agency is defined as an agency (for example, a school district) that serves an elementary or secondary school located in an area which is characterized by at least one of the following:

  • a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line;
  • a high percentage of secondary school teachers not teaching in the content area in which they were trained to teach; or
  • a high teacher turnover rate

Because populations fluctuate, there is no comprehensive, up-to-date list of high-need districts available. In general, school districts serving areas such as Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Manor, etc. meet the requirement; however, a number of smaller, rural areas do as well. Districts that are Title I eligible also meet the requirement.

Time Frame for Completion

  • Undergraduates must fulfill the service requirement within 8 years after completion of the UTeach Natural Sciences program.
  • Degree-holders must fulfill the service requirement within 4 years after completion of the UTeach Natural Sciences program.

Recipients also agree to:

  • respond to survey requests
  • maintain contact so that the UTeach program is able to document the fulfillment of the teaching service obligation as required by the National Science Foundation

Funding reverts to a loan that must be repaid if the recipient:

  • fails to maintain the required level of academic standing (3.0 cumulative GPA and 3.5 cumulative UTeach GPA)
  • is dismissed from the program or institution for disciplinary reasons
  • withdraws from the program before the completion
  • declares the intent not to meet the service obligation
  • fails to fulfill the teaching service commitment

If any of these circumstances arise before the completion of one academic year of the teaching service commitment, the total amount of the funds received must be repaid. If the circumstance arises after the completion of one academic year of the teaching service commitment, the amount to be repaid is:

  • Undergraduates - a proportion of the total scholarship awards received, prorated appropriately to reflect partial service completed
  • Degree-holders - one half of the total amount of the awards received