WATG Scholarships & Awards
It may still be winter in Wisconsin, but it’s time for families to look forward to summer programs for their talented and gifted children. Do you know a child who needs financial help to participate in a summer enrichment program? Every year WATG offers support to Wisconsin students who plan to attend summer camps and classes in a range of fields, including music, engineering, and creative writing. Last year WATG distributed a total of $2,070 to eleven worthy K-12 scholarship recipients.
In addition to our usual summer scholarships, WATG will continue to award a special scholarship to honor Olivia M. Dahl, daughter of former WATG Board Member Jennifer Dahl. Olivia was a bright, kind, adventurous young woman with a fierce drive to learn who lost her life in a plane crash in September, 2016. Because Olivia found great joy participating in WCATY summer camps, special preference for this scholarship will be given to students who plan to attend a WCATY program.
To apply for a WATG summer scholarship, download the Application Form found on the WATG.org website and follow the instructions for submitting an essay, program brochure, and references. Applications are due on April 1. Awards vary in amount up to half the cost of a program.
To fund our scholarships, WATG uses investment income supplemented by proceeds from the book and merchandise sale at our Fall Conference. WATG welcomes donations to this scholarship fund at any time. Contact our office at email@example.com or by US Mail at:
5420 Westshire Circle
Waunakee WI 53597
Each year at the WATG Fall Conference, we honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the welfare of Wisconsin’s gifted and talented children. As a WATG member, you have the opportunity to nominate someone who is worthy of recognition. You might consider a person, institution, or organization who/that has:
To learn more and access the application form, click on this link.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Do you know a talented 7th grader? The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is in search of high-achieving 7th grade students to apply to this unique five-year, pre-college scholarship. Students selected to be Cooke Young Scholars will receive academic and college counseling, funding for enrichment activities, and the opportunity to join a community of ambitious peers.
All parts of the application must be submitted by March 21, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) ET. If you or your students have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-941-3300 for more information.
Thank you for helping us find the next generation of Cooke Young Scholars!
2018 Conference: First Call for Speaker Proposals
We know that great work is happening across the state to serve the needs of gifted and talented learners and advanced learning. Please consider sharing your knowledge, skills, and efforts with others in the form of a one-hour breakout session at this year’s annual conference. These breakout sessions are the heart, sweat, and soul of our conference!
We are especially interested in sessions that are aligned to our theme: “The Power of Student Voice: Our Dreams, Our Needs.” Within your proposal, you’ll be asked to indicate how students are partners in the learning process, from expression and input to activism and leadership (see Continuum of Student Voice).
The proposal process is pretty straight-forward:
2018 Logo Contest - “The Power of Student Voice: