The WATG Scholarship Committee is thrilled to announce that $3,750 was awarded to 14 Wisconsin children from 13 different communities for our 2015 Summer Scholarship program. The applications were incredibly competitive this year. Our scholarship winners produced extremely detailed and thoughtful essays, videos and presentations to express how their summer course or camp met their needs.
Adult Scholarships Deadline is June 15th
The Donna Rae and Bob Clasen 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 Deadline is June 15th
Do you know an outstanding student in grades 3 - 6 that may have distinguished themselves in academics, leadership, or the arts? 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. Please see our Awards and Scholarships page for more information and the nomination paperwork.
Annual WATG Awards are due June 15th
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.