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TEAI Technology Education Teacher Development Scholarship

The Dr. Joseph N. Rathnau Memorial Technology Education Teacher Development Scholarship is presented annually at the ITEC Conference to a high school senior or undergraduate student enrolling or enrolled in an accredited technology and engineering teacher education program in Illinois.  Applicants must address the items below in a document and submit through an email attachment to Mr. William Merchantz (information below).  Applications must be received by October 1st, 2023. Scholarships will be presented at the Illinois Technology Education Conference (ITEC).

Part 1 - Background and Contact Information
  • Name and year in school
  • Mailing address
  • Email address   -(Telephone Number as well)
Part 2 - Describe in no more than two full pages why you want to be a technology & engineering education teacher and be sure to include the following:
  • Briefly list and/or describe the technology education, CTE, or related courses you have taken
  • List and briefly describe any awards, honors, or recognition that you have received
  • Describe your involvement with extracurricular activities, including any internships or work experiences 
  • Please list the TEAI member who is sponsoring your nomination

William "Bill" Merchantz

Homewood-Flossmoor High School
999 Kedzie Avenue
Flossmoor, IL 60422


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