2017 Leaders In Action

Purpose of the Scholarship

The Foundation for Colorado Gifted and Talented (FCGT) in collaboration with the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) has a new scholarship "Leaders in Action" created to support current Principals in creating a stronger gifted program within their school.

The Leaders in Action Scholarship is intended to support current Colorado Principals interested in growing or strengthening his or her school's program.  Selected candidates will be partnered with a mentor and attend the CAGT Annual Conference which includes keynote addresses and self-selected break-out sessions related to the needs of school-based gifted programs. Additionally, candidates will participate in the Leadership Forum (breakfast included), held on the second morning of the conference. Upon completion of the conference, candidates will work with their mentor to complete an impact project within their school utilizing their new knowledge and network.

 The CAGT 2017 Conference: Heart of the Rockies: Elevating the Gifted Connection will take place on October 16 and 17, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Loveland, CO. For additional conference information please go to coloradogifted.org, Events, Conference.

Selection Criteria:
1. The applicant must be a current principal who is prepared to work with a mentor to complete an impact project within his or her school to grow or strengthen the school's gifted program.
2. Applicants may receive this award only once.

A completed application will include a personal statement that explains how you feel this experience would impact your learning and your school-based gifted program. The personal statement should address the following:
1. Why you should be selected for this scholarship
2. Expected goals and potential benefits to your school-based gifted program

All scholarship applications must be completed online by Friday, September 8, 2017. No emailed or mailed applications/personal statements will be accepted!

Important Information: This scholarship includes: a two-day conference registration (October 16 and 17), Leadership Forum registration at the CAGT Conference (Tuesday morning), and a CAGT membership for one year. Award recipients who live beyond 60 miles of the venue (Loveland) may request an unshared hotel room which includes breakfast. Lunch will be provided each day of the conference. Dinner is on your own.





  • Where

  • Leaders In Action
    18695 Pony Express Drive, #2706
    Parker, Colorado 80134
    Colleen Urlik - 720-972-5403

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