IRTAF Scholarship Program Winners Announced
Area 1 - Hannah Graham of Utica, IL
Area 2 - Dori Hauser of Vernon Hills, IL
Area 3 - Sarah Bollinger of Naperville, IL
Area 4 - Mary Becker of Normal, IL
Area 4 - Evan Sheppard of Pearl, IL
Area 5 - Jarred Leeper of Decatur, IL
Area 6 - Ryan Pappenfuss of Harrisburg, IL
Area 6 - Emily Pritchett of Belleville, IL
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation (IRTAF) believes that the future of education rests within the minds of well-trained educators. To help nurture the future of teaching, the Foundation provides scholarships to promising college students who are pursuing teacher certification. Eight (8) junior/senior college students are going to be awarded a total of $14,000 in scholarship money this year.
Applicants were required to meet the proper criteria and to submit their scholarship information by early March. The IRTAF Board of Directors selected the scholarship recipients; winners were chosen based on their application essay and GPA. Winners were contacted earlier this month and awards will be presented soon.
Phyllis Fasking, Foundation At Large Member, and Hannah Graham, Scholarship Recipient from Utica
Presentation of the 2013 IRTAF Area 4 Scholarship to winner Evan Sheppard