Education advocacy group offers scholarships for aspiring teachers

Raise Your Hand Texas is offering its Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers for the fourth consecutive year. Raise Your Hand Texas is a nonprofit that advocates support for public education and educators and administrators that run our schools each day.

Raise Your Hand Texas has awarded over 300 scholarships, and this year, they will be awarding scholarships to 100 aspiring educators who attend their 10 partner higher-education schools for education degrees. The scholarship includes $8,000-$10,000 in annual funding for up to four years, professional development opportunities, mentorships, and participation in a statewide aspiring teachers’ network.

Students must be working towards obtaining their teacher’s certification. The goal of the program is to bring the brightest students to the teaching profession to better educate the youth of Texas. The deadline for the scholarship differs for each partner school and ranges from December to April 2021. For more information and how to apply, visit