William J. Wilkinson Scholarship

William WilkinsonThe TEEAP Annual Scholarship is named in honor of William J. Wilkinson, a founding father of the organization and the second person to serve as President of the Association, then the Industrial Arts Association of Pennsylvania (IAAP). Not only did Wilkinson help to create the Association, but he remained active in the Association from the formative years prior to charter in 1952 until his passing in 1997. Wilkinson set a standard for professional service that literally spanned more than 50 years.

This scholarship is for a high school graduate who has been enrolled in an undergraduate technology education teacher education program in Pennsylvania. The applicant must submit an application describing his or her educational background and noteworthy achievements. In addition, reasons should be explained for wanting to become a technology education teacher.

A minimum of three (3) recommendations from individuals must be submitted with at least one from a high school technology education teacher. The applicant's scholastic achievements, leadership abilities and talents for becoming an effective technology education teacher should be described. It is the applicant's responsibility to see that all materials are forwarded by the deadline. The application and recommendations may be submitted under separate cover.

Year Recipient   Year Recipient
1998 Jennifer Smoller   2008 Emily Ellis
1998 Elizabeth Armstrong   2008 Blake Bardman
1999 Nathaniel Bender   2009 Gary Thomas
1999 Robert Decker   2009 Lucas Sandoe
2000 Joseph Skelly   2010 Emily Rieser
2000 Daniel Dlugos   2010 Sean Cummins
2001 Tracy Reick   2011 Daniel Lingle
2001 Kevin Hufnagl   2011 Zachary Szczerba
2002 Erin Mack   2012 Todd Krugle
2002 Jonathan Barkand   2012 Gregory Schneider
2003 Matt Hensler   2013 Juliana Lapek
2003 Lauren Horner   2013 Shane Waters
2004 Jana Zinn   2014 Amanda Piergallini
2004 Therasa Petrick   2014 Alexander Peterson
2005 Matt Nebel   2015 Asa Williams IV
2005 Daniel Cavanaugh   2015 Adam Kennedy
2006 Jamiel Smoker   2016 Robert Hazlett
2006 Joshua Troutman   2016 Michelle Heckelman
2007 Michael Santos   2016 Hannah Card
2007 Gregory Betz      

The Technology & Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania (TEEAP) awards a scholarship annually to assist outstanding technology education students in their preparation as technology education teachers. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote the growth and leadership of prospective technology education teachers. It is to be used for paying undergraduate tuition and fees at a Pennsylvania university preparing technology education teachers. The total amount of the scholarship is $1,000.

An interest bearing endowment account has been established to fund the annual scholarships. Every person who joins or renews membership with TEEAP will be donating one dollar ($1.00) for each year of membership dues paid. Larger voluntary cash donations are also being sought. These donations may be mailed to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson.

Applications for the scholarship are distributed during the annual TEEAP conferences and appear in the Spring issue of the TEEAP Journal. They are also available from the TEEAP Scholarship Committee Chairperson. Applications are also available in both Adobe and Word format versions here on our website. These applications can be downloaded/opened using the links at the bottom of the page.

Time Line for This Recognition

Applications for this scholarship should be postmarked no later than September 30 of each year. All applications should be sent to the TEEAP Scholarship Awards Committee Chair. Credentials of the applicants will be reviewed, verified and evaluated by a committee. The committee will rank in order the top three potential recipients, thus allowing for the awarding of the scholarship should the selected recipient be unable to accept it.

Each scholarship recipient will be notified by October 10 of each year. The official presentation will be made at the Banquet and Awards Ceremony of the Annual TEEAP Conference. The recipient will have twelve (12) months to use the scholarship starting with the date of the official notification of the award. Scholarship money will be forwarded to the winner in two $500.00 installments after submitting each semester/quarter proof of undergraduate tuition and fees for registration. In addition, proof of earning at least a C average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) during the first semester/quarter must be submitted prior to the second installment.

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For More Information Contact
Dr. Len S. Litowitz, TEEAP Scholarship Chair
Millersville University
Department of Industry & Technology
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302

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