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Multiple Texas Universities to Receive Portions of $50 Million for Teacher Prep

July 18, 2017 • Zach DiSchiano

Several months ago we wrote about the Holdsworth Center, an educational development center focused on improving educational leadership.

The center was founded by HEB Chairman and CEO, Charles Butt, who also serves as the primary donor for Raise Your Hand Texas—an advocacy organization focused on public policies that support public schools. It’s through this organization that 10 universities in Texas will receive shares of $50 million to support scholarship funding for students who commit to teaching and technical support.

Each university will get approximately $5 million over a 10-year period, with the final figure contingent upon how many students pursue the scholarship.

Listed below are the universities receiving the funds:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas A&M University’s Educational Psychology program
  • University of Houston
  • Rice University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of North Texas at Dallas
  • Trinity University
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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