Beth Black ’88 earned her bachelor’s in Curriculum and Instruction and is passionate about early childhood education and beginning reading. She and her husband, Don ’87, have two children, Brenna and Bailey who are both in college. They have lived internationally in both Argentina and Brazil as well as in New York and Connecticut. They currently reside in Houston. Beth volunteers her time with the National Charity League, the Texas Lyme Disease Association, and with Gracewood, a non-profit devoted to helping single mothers and their children achieve a better life. Having served Spring Branch ISD as a second-grade teacher, Beth also gives several hours of her time each week as a reading tutor at Spring Branch Elementary. She and Don recently established the Garver Family Foundation Education Scholarship to help Aggie students during their clinical teaching semester.


Garver Family Foundation Education Scholarship Qualifications:

  1. Enrollment as a full-time TAMU TLAC Clinical Teacher (EC-6 or Middle Grades)
  2. Have documented financial need through FASFA
  3. Complete electronic packet must be submitted by due date

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of Teaching, Learning and Culture faculty members and in accordance with University policy on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and financial need.

Please be reminded that all scholarships, fellowships and grants are taxable. The amount of tuition and fees required for enrollment at TAMU and expenses for books, supplies, and equipment required for classes are excluded. Fee statements and receipts must be saved to file with tax reports.


Please direct questions to the TLAC Field Experiences Office at