July 17, 2017

Rice Partners With Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation’s Teachers Program

Rice University’s Teacher Education program, part of the university’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, has been selected as a partner university in the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation’s Raising Texas Teachers program.

The program will provide $50 million over the next 10 years in scholarship funding for students committed to a career in teaching and technical support for premier Texas teacher preparation programs. The investment is part of H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt’s philanthropic commitment to public education in Texas.

Rice is one of 10 partner universities chosen from 33 applicants as exemplary in high-quality teacher preparation in Texas.

As a partner, the program will have access to the foundation’s new Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers, which provides $8,000 annual scholarships to teacher candidates. In addition, the program will receive up to $10,000 or 15 percent of the total annual scholarship award amount to fulfill the grant’s student support requirements.

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