Mrs. Haynes became involved with the College of Education and Human Development shortly after her husband’s passing. She helped to establish learning communities in the college, focused on developing and retaining students planning careers in pre-K-12 education. Continually impressed with the leadership the college was providing, Mrs. Haynes wanted to provide funding to support programs and attract talent to the college. 

Before her husband’s passing, Mrs. Haynes and Bill Haynes ’46 generously supported the university. Among their gifts was a gift to the Association of Former Students to create the Haynes Ring Plaza – named in their honor. Mrs. Haynes summarized her thoughts as follows:  “I am grateful to be able to give back to the university that provided such a good foundation and education to Bill.  I have always treasured A&M traditions and values and consider myself an Aggie.”


Reta K. Haynes Endowed Clinical Teacher Scholarship Qualifications:

  1. Enrollment as a full-time TAMU TLAC Clinical Teacher (EC-6)
  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