AUSTIN, Texas — The College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin has created the Elizabeth Shatto Massey Scholarship in Education as a permanent endowment for scholarships to undergraduate students from Colorado County, Texas, seeking teaching certification for careers in education.
Scholarships funded by the endowment, established through a donation from Columbus, Texas, natives John H. and Elizabeth Shatto Massey, will cover annual expenses of tuition, fees and books, said College of Education Dean Manuel J. Justiz. Preference will be given to students majoring in elementary education. Recipients will be selected by the College of Education scholarship committee.
In establishing these perpetually endowed scholarships, the Masseys expressed their appreciation for the “many excellent teachers” they experienced while attending public schools in Columbus, Texas, from 1945 to 1957. Through these scholarships, they hope to encourage and assist outstanding students from Colorado County to attend UT Austin and to prepare themselves for a career in the teaching profession.
Elizabeth Massey received her bachelor of science degree in education from UT in 1961 and taught for five years in the public schools of Ithaca, New York, and Austin, Texas. She currently serves on the Foundation Advisory Council for UT Austin’s College of Education. The college recently was ranked eighth nationally among public universities.
Information regarding these scholarships for the 1998-99 school year can be obtained by eligible graduates of Rice Consolidated High School, Weimar High School and Columbus High School by writing William Kirschke, assistant dean for development, Office of the Dean, SZB 210, College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 78712.