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.