One of SAGE’s key focus areas is to support the teachers of gifted students in our classrooms, specifically those who have purposeful clusters or self-contained classrooms of gifted students. We are proud to provide scholarship opportunities for classroom teachers and staff who support these teachers to attend conferences.

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Details about SAGE Grants for Educators

Teacher/Administrator Gifted Education Professional Training Scholarship Guidelines


SAGE is a non-profit parent group dedicated to supporting the social, emotional, and educational needs of gifted children in the Grapevine/Colleyville area. SAGE offers professional training scholarships to support the goals of GCISD’s LEAD 2021 strategic plan and the Texas State Plan for Gifted Education, ensuring that teachers of gifted students have the
required gifted education training and that ultimately, gifted students receive an exemplary education.


In general, persons eligible to apply for SAGE professional learning scholarships are individuals
employed by the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. Additional eligibility requirements may be
outlined in the actual SAGE scholarship applications.


  • Eligible persons complete the scholarship application, obtain the required signatures and submit the application to SAGE by the scholarship deadline.
  • Applications are reviewed by a SAGE scholarship committee, which will consist of a minimum of three SAGE members.
  • Number of scholarship recipients is based on available funds from SAGE.
  • All applicants are notified by email whether or not they have been selected for the scholarship.
  • After notification, scholarship recipients have a designated amount of time to confirm acceptance. In the event that acceptance is not confirmed, SAGE reserves the right to select replacement recipients.


Applications are judged based on the extent to which applicants will have a meaningful impact on gifted students. It is also the intent of SAGE to support as many gifted students as possible, and weight may be given for applicants’ campus, role and prior award status.



  • Confirm acceptance of scholarship within designated amount of time, after selection notification.
  • Use the scholarship for its intended purpose.
  • Provide a written summary of the professional learning experience.
  • Be willing to share what was learned with others in the professional learning community.


Previously Awarded Grants for Educators

TAGT Annual Conference

SAGE is pleased to provide educator scholarships to the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented Annual Conference.  This conference is a valuable workshop designed to help train educators on the unique needs of gifted children in the classroom.  Teachers were able to apply for scholarships and were selected based on their need (G/T teachers, classroom teachers with large clusters of G/T students, etc.). 

Awarded in 2014:

  • Cindy Garcia (Grapevine Elem)
  • Karen Redmon (Grapevine Elem)
  • Lauren Smith (Colleyville Middle)

Awarded in 2012:

  • Lisa Smith (Cross Timbers Middle)
  • Jami Fabian (Heritage Elem)
  • Judy Hockenbrough (Cannon Elem)
  • Nicole Horn (Dove Elem)
  • Lori Kirkhuff (Bransford Elem)

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