Application and Selection Procedures
What is the Ruth Wright Professional Development Scholarship?
This scholarship was established in 1996 by the IAGC to provide financial support for educators who wish to enhance their understanding in the area of educating gifted children. The scholarship is named in honor of Ruth Wright, a founding member and first president of IAGC.
One scholarship is awarded each year. The scholarship will consist of a $200 tuition voucher good for use toward the IAGC Annual Convention.
Who is eligible for this scholarship?
All IAGC members who work in the area of gifted education may apply for the Ruth Wright Professional Development Scholarship.
How do I apply?
The application process consists of completing and submitting the application form. The completed form should be returned by October 1.
IAGC Recognition Committee
Attention: Nancy Heaton
800 E. Northwest Hwy., Suite 610
Palatine, Illinois 60074
How is the selection made and when will I be notified?
The Ruth Wright Professional Development Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
- a demonstrated commitment to educating gifted children and,
- the potential benefit to the gifted community.
The IAGC Recognition Committee will review all applications and present their selection to the IAGC Board of Directors for final approval.
The recipient will be notified by October 30, with the formal announcement and recognition to be at the Annual IAGC Convention.
For what activities can the scholarship be used?
The $200 tuition voucher may be used toward the cost of registration at the Annual IAGC Convention and other expenses incurred in attending the convention.
Deadline for application is October 1.