Scholarship Information

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. If a Youth Summit is being held in parallel to the biennial conference, an application from a gifted youth will be considered (Youth attending the conference under the age of majority must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at his/her own expense.) 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. If there are sufficient funds to provide scholarships notice for application containing pertinent information, dates, and instructions will be placed in the World Gifted newsletter and on the website. Applicants will be notified as early as possible to give them sufficient time to find the remaining funds to attend the conference.

The scholarship application for the 2019 World Conference in Nashville is not yet available.

For more information, please contact us at:

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
Phone: 1-270-745-4123
Fax: 1-270-745-6279

Svenja Matheis 2017 World Council for Gifted and Talented Children World Conference - Sydney, Australia

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.

Svenja Mattheis


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.

Fitriani Yustikasari Lubis


Fitriani Lubis - 2017 World Council for Gifted and Talented Children World Conference - Sydney, Australia
Being in such an environment opened new horizons in my life. Carrying the attainments to my country, applying new strategies on what could be done for new studies, and how we can do beneficial research for our schools and these special children. This gave new perspectives on available opportunities.

Çiğdem Çelik-Şahin


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