Raising Texas Teachers Grant funds aspiring educators at TTU

Raising Texas Teachers Grant funds aspiring educators at TTU

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Texas Tech received a $50 million grant over the next 10 years to help fund students who are committing to a career in teaching.

Tech is one of ten Texas universities to receive the Raising Texas Teachers Grant.

The investment is part of HEB Chairman and CEO Charles Butt's commitment to public education.

Each teaching fellow selected will receive $8,000 per year as part of the Charles Butt Scholarship for aspiring teachers.

"This opportunity will provide candidates that might not always be able to be in the teaching profession a chance to join our program," said Sherre Heider, TTU Raising Teachers program leader, "through the use of scholarships, on going professional development, training and support to insure they are classroom ready day one."

The scholarship program application process will begin in the fall with 150 fellows selected for spring 2018, growing to 500 students annually by year five. 

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