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Each year TETL recognizes individuals and school districts that demonstrate outstanding vision in the use of information technologies to improve student learning. Winners of the state awards contests will be submitted to CoSN to compete in the national awards contest for CoSN.


Read about the 2021-22 award winners here!

Grace Hopper Award

The TETL “Grace Hopper Award” is given to a district CTO who best represents the model of leadership set forward by Grace Hopper, a pioneer of computer programming and leader as a US Navy Rear Admiral. It serves as our "Outstanding CTO of the Year" award.

Team Award

The TETL Council “Team Award” is open to a school district, consortium of school districts and education agencies, or state education network whose impact on technology's role in transforming learning has been significant. 

Empowered Superintendent

This award is to recognize a superintendent who has promoted and supported innovative uses of technology in their district. This award will be presented at the TETL Winter Meeting and also recognized at the TASA MidWinter Conference.

Student Scholarship

TETL will award $1000 to a high school senior in the state of Texas who plans to pursue higher education to further his/her skills in the education or technology profession. He/She must be attending a 2 or 4-year institution of higher education for the following school year. All funds are for fall 2022 semester.

Student Scholarship Application PDF

Download Scholarship Application as Word Doc

Guidelines for Eligibility PDF

Deadline for scholarship applications is December 15, 2021


TETL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP Guidelines for Eligibility 
Student Scholarship - ($1000): Awarded to a high school senior in the state of Texas who plans to pursue higher education to further his/her skills in the education or technology profession. He/She must be attending a 2 or 4-year institution of higher education for the following school year. All funds are for the upcoming fall semester. 


To be eligible, the student must be currently attending a Texas high school.  

  • Must be a current fulltime high school senior 
  • Have acceptable academic achievement 
  • Active participation in school and community organizations and activities 
  • Leadership ability 

The scholarship is limited to a student who has not received a full scholarship (from any source) for higher education. 

The student must complete the TETL scholarship application and include two letters of reference from individuals who represent different sources and who are not related tot he applicant. You may also include optional links to online portfolios, video resumes, or other documents that you wish the Awards Committee to consider (no more than 5 links). Applications and all information submitted with the application become the property of the TETL. 

Please submit the scholarship application along with 2 letters of reference and other 
documents to the TETL Awards Committee at: 

Applications must be received on or before the deadline date 
at 5:00pm Central time in order to be considered.