2019 Leaders In Action

Purpose of the Scholarship

CAGT, in collaboration with The Foundation for Colorado Gifted and Talented, is proud to offer Leaders in Action, a scholarship designed 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 GT program.  Selected candidates will be partnered with a mentor and will attend CAGT's Annual Conference which this year includes keynote addresses by Jim Delisle and Lisa Van Gemert. Scholarship winners will self-select break-out sessions related to the individual needs of their school-based gifted programs. Additionally, candidates will participate in the Leadership Forum (breakfast included), held on Tuesday, October 22nd with leaders in gifted education from across Colorado.

Upon completion of the conference, scholarship recipients will work with their mentor to complete an impact project within their school utilizing their new knowledge and network. An article communicating the impact project and its results will be collaboratively written by each recipient and his/her mentor and published in CAGT's Kaleidoscope prior to the next annual conference. In this way, the learning and work from the scholarship recipients can be shared with the greater GT community to spark further ideas around programming for gifted learners.


The 2019 CAGT Conference: A Gifted State of Mind will take place on October 21 and 22, 2019 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 Saturday, September 14, 2019. No emailed or mailed applications/personal statements will be accepted!

Important Information: This scholarship includes: a two-day conference registration (October 21 and 22), 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.

CAGT would like to thank The Foundation for sponsoring the Leaders in Action Scholarship.





  • Where

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

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