Technology & Engineering Education
Association of Pennsylvania

William J. Wilkinson Scholarship

The TEEAP Annual Scholarship is named in honor of William J. Wilkinson (pictured left), 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 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.

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.

Award Process

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  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 awards ceremony of the Annual TEEAP Conference. The recipient will have twelve 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.

Click here to view the scholarship flyer.

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

Past Recipients of this Scholarship

1998 - Jennifer Smoller & Elizabeth Armstrong

1999 - Nathaniel Bender & Robert Decker

2000 - Joseph Skelly & Daniel Dlugos

2001 - Tracy Reick & Kevin Hufnagl

2002 - Erin Mack & Jonathan Barkand

2003 - Matt Hensler & Lauren Horner

2004 - Jana Zinn & Therasa Petrick

2005 - Matt Nebel & Daniel Cavanaugh

2006 - Jamiel Smoker & Joshua Troutman

2007 - Michael Santos & Gregory Betz

2008 - Emily Ellis & Blake Bardman

2009 - Gary Thomas & Lucas Sandoe

2010 - Emily Rieser & Sean Cummins

2011 - Daniel Lingle & Zachary Szczerba

2012 - Todd Krugle & Gregory Schneider

2013 - Juliana Lapek & Shane Waters

2014 - Amanda Piergallini & Alexander Peterson

2015 - Asa Williams IV & Adam Kennedy

2016 - Robert Hazlett, Michelle Heckelman, & Hannah Card

2017 - Jeffrey Swartz & Colin Phillips

2018 - Cally Fleming & Jeremiah Shillingburg

2019 - Jeff Hatala & Zachary Pilaski

2020 - Aleia Baker & Cameron Fletcher

2021 - Nathaniel Maiellano

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