Those Who Excel


Those Who Excel (TWE – pronounced Twee!) has been an important part of the ETA for many years. All the work and events are done by volunteers of the organization in order to support our profession. The  program is organized and supported entirely by the members of the Elgin Teachers Association.  This program recognizes students from all levels in our district.  At the elementary level, each 6th grade teacher is invited to choose 1 student.  Each middle school recognizes 3 eighth grade students.  At the High School level, we awarded $1000 scholarships to seniors who are intending to pursue a career in public education.

Please send all request related to Those Who Excel –

2020 Those Who Excel Winners

2020-2021 Those Who Excel Scholarship Application and Nomination Forms

Below are is the nomination form for our 6th and 8th grade students, as well as the application for the high school scholarship.  All nominations and scholarship applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Each 6th grade teacher should nominate one student from their class.  Each middle school should have one teacher submit the nominations for the three students in their building.

2022 6th and 8th Grade TWE Nomination Form

2022 High School Scholarship Application

Scholarships and Awards

TWE has been giving scholarships since 1984.  Here is a History of TWE Scholarship Winners

Amazon Smile: If you like to shop on Amazon, use instead of the regular Amazon.  You can select Those Who Excel as your organization to support and a portion of your purchases will go to TWE.