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The World Council Scholarship Fund seeks to provide partial financial assistance to individuals attending a WCGTC Biennial World Conference who need financial support. Applicants must demonstrate financial need supported by references such as living in a developing/third world country, or have limited access to professional development opportunities, and demonstrate a long-term commitment to gifted education. Graduate students must indicate the benefit of attending the conference in respect to their studies. Scholarships vary and can be used to pay for registration fees, accommodation, and/or flight costs for the World Conference. In all cases applicants will be expected to pay at least part of the costs. Applicants will be notified as early as possible to give them sufficient time to find the remaining funds to attend the conference.
For more information, please contact us:
Tyler Clark, Executive Administrator
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd, #11030 | Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030 | USA
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 1-270-745-4123
The conference program was very diverse and rich. I have gained knowledge of all the narrow and broad areas of my interests: identification, social-emotional issues, creativity, STEAM etc. The warm and open atmosphere of the conference provided an opportunity to interact with the authors and discuss the topic in more detail.
Attending this conference, with the help of the World Gifted Conference committee members, resulted in further dissemination of my work among fellow academics and providers of gifted education, and exposed me to a variety of other research and applications in the many and various areas of gifted education.
Receiving a Graduate Student Scholarship to attend the 23rd World Conference was a gift. It introduced me to fellow graduate students who share similar intentions toward advocacy, policy and change. It afforded me academic feedback regarding my initial research findings. It introduced me to professionals who possess broad perspectives about how we practice and support gifted education world-wide. In conclusion, the scholarship elevated my passion to further continue my lifelong studies in the field of gifted education.
The WCGTC Conference definitely strengthened my personal passion for research on teacher education and teacher professional development, with a focus on giftedness. I would like to thank you for providing me with this scholarship, which gave me the opportunity to present my research at the 22nd WCGTC World Conference 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
The opportunities to expand perspectives and learning various strategies to educate gifted and talented students gave me some ideas that could be applied in my country. Learning there are some similar problems related with gifted and talented students in many countries raised the awareness to collaborate and contribute in solving the problems together.