Applications Due June 15
WATG is thrilled to open the application process for the Donna Rae and Bob Clasen Scholarship. This scholarship provides $250 to help fund an educator’s attendance at the 2015 WATG Fall Conference at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center on November 5-6, 2015. The Clasens, pioneers in Wisconsin gifted education, generously created this scholarship and donated funds to commemorate the 2013 WATG Forty and Fabulous Anniversary Celebration. This is the first of a four year scholarship cycle.
The Shirley Paulson Scholarship is also open for applications. This $80 scholarship will be awarded to a college student who is currently studying to become a teacher or completing their student teaching placement. Thank you to Shirley Paulson, WATG Past President, who created this scholarship and donated funds to help WATG celebrate our 40th Anniversary in 2013. This is the first of a three year scholarship cycle.
Please use this LINK to apply for one of the scholarships today!
Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award
Applications Due June 15th
With the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award, WATG aims to inspire children to achieve to their fullest potential, highlight high-ability students, and draw attention to the educational needs of our nation’s gifted and talented students. Award candidates must be in grades 3 - 6 at the time of nomination and may have distinguished themselves in academics, leadership, or the arts.
Nicholas Green was a bright seven year old who was killed in a senseless shooting while vacationing with his family in 1994. His parents, Maggie and Reg Green, wanted to keep his memory alive by recognizing the gifts and talents of children approximately the same age Nicholas was when he died. They donated the savings from their son’s college fund to start the award program with the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).
Unfortunately, the funds provided by the Green family and from early donors ran out in 2012. However, WATG has committed to keeping the program alive in our state by administering the selection process and recognizing him or her at our annual Fall Conference. The 2015 Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award Recipient will receive a check from WATG for $250 with the opportunity for parents or caregivers to purchase a $500 US Savings Bond as a gift. In turn, NAGC will issue a national award certificate and send a letter of congratulations to the winner’s parents. In addition, parents of each winner will receive complimentary parent membership in NAGC for one year. Student award winners will also be recognized on the NAGC website.
WATG Annual Awards
We are looking for those outstanding people in your life!
Do you work with an educator or administrator that is giving 110% to make sure that children with gifted education needs have a voice in their school? Do you know an amazing parent of a gifted child who has been a passionate advocate for the gifted children in their school or district?
Each year WATG accepts nominations for the following categories:
- Outstanding Elementary Educator Outstanding School Board Member
- Outstanding Secondary Educator Outstanding Administrator
- Outstanding Gifted/Talented Coordinator Outstanding Parent
- Outstanding Higher Education Representative Outstanding Legislator
- Outstanding Guidance Counselor
Please take the time to nominate that outstanding person in your life and share this link with colleagues so that WATG can recognize these important advocates in our state.