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The James T. Webb Scholarship currently extends the opportunity for identified gifted and talented students from culturally diverse populations and their parents to participate in the SENG Annual Conference. Students attend the program for children or teens. Parents attend concurrent adult sessions.


The SENG Youth Program provides an environment in which kids ages 5-17 can have fun while learning new skills, exploring new places, and engaging in activities with other gifted children from across the nation and other countries. It affords a unique experience to young people to establish new relationships with like-minded peers from across the United States and other countries. Activities are designed to meet their special interests and needs, with an emphasis on social interaction and fun.


In the future, SENG hopes to offer additional scholarship opportunities as funds are raised through the generosity of our donors. 

What does the scholarship provide?

The scholarship consists of complimentary conference registration (including conference meals) for a family, one parent and one child (age 5-17), to participate in all conference programs (some limitations may apply). Children attend the respective day’s program, while parents attend concurrent adult sessions of their choice.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Culturally or ethnically diverse gifted students from underserved minority groups
  • Reside in the local area hosting the SENG Annual Conference or be able to access conference site independently. No travel or lodging funds are available.
  • Qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program.
  • Be of the ages specified for their particular conference program.

What are the selection criteria?

Rubric based on application requirements:

  • Student meets eligibility criteria
  • Letter of aptitude/talent verification on file
  • Written statement indicating interest in attending the SENG Conference
  • Proof of free or reduced lunch program eligibility


What are the additional requirements?

  • Adults and children should be conversant in English to benefit from Conference.
  • Families (children and adults) agree to write a brief summary statement and/or agree to be interviewed by a member of the SENG Diversity Committee, within 30 days of the event, to describe how they benefitted from conference participation.
  • Families agree to SENG’s use of conference photographs for educational/promotional purposes in print or online.

What are the important dates?

  • Applications deadline is May 19, 2015
  • Awardees will be notified by June 1, 2015

How do I apply?


Apply online




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