The World Council Scholarship Fund seeks to provide partial financial assistance for needy individuals to attend a WCGTC Biennial World Conference. 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.
To apply for a scholarship to attend the World Conference in Sydney, please visit www.world-gifted.org/scholarship. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017.
For more information, please contact us at:
Tyler Clark, Executive Administrator
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
Western Kentucky University
Gary A. Ransdell Hall, Room 2007
1906 College Heights Blvd, #11030
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030
Thanks to the World Council scholarship, I was able to attend the World Conference in Odense, Denmark. This was a big surprise for me because the World Conference was a great chance to learn a lot from the teachers, experts, academics, and even students from all over the world. I had a great time chatting about building cooperation for innovative international projects and deciding new research on gifted education with invaluable people.
I was in a rush to catch all the session titles, which I was excited to learn about. The workshops were great and effective. Everybody was participative and willing to share his or her knowledge. I even had an invitation to visit a gifted center with my students, which was very exciting and encouraging.
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.
On the last day, I had a great time meeting professors at the gala dinner, during the walk, and on the boat. It was a great time to learn new things about the venue and culture. Everybody was hospitable.
Finally, I greatly appreciate the kindness and support of the committee members. They did a great job, and despite bustling about, never seemed to be tired and always smiled. This team spirit made me feel admiration and wish to be one of them. I hope one day I will be with you again and try to do my best for all the people to connect.
2015 World Conference Scholarship Recipient
Report from World Gifted Volume 35, Number 1