Tri-County GATE Council

Tri-County GATE Council
Contact Information
Calendar 2017-18
Meeting Minutes
Member Districts
Grants and Scholarships
Photos - We Honor Our Own 2017
Photos - CAG Conference 2017
Photos - We Recognize Our Own 2016
Photo Gallery
Previous Tri-County GATE Honorees
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Newsletter Archive
En Español

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Grants and Scholarships

Each year the
Tri-County GATE Council offers grants to students ($150), parents ($300), and teachers ($400) to implement projects or services that enhance learning for GATE students. Please see the attached grant applications and a description of grants that have been awarded in the past.
In addition, this year Tri-County GATE Council will offer up to 2 scholarships of $750 each for parents and/or educators to attend the California Association for the Gifted (CAG) Conference in San Diego. 

Cada año, el Consejo de GATE de Los Tres Condados (Tri-County GATE) ofrece becas a los estudiantes ($150), padres ($300), y maestros ($400) para ejecutar proyectos o servicios que mejoren el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de GATE. Por favor, consulte las solicitudes sobre las subvenciones adjuntas y una descripción de las becas que se han otorgado en el pasado. 

Además, este año Tri-County GATE ofrecerá hasta 2 becas de $750 cada uno para padres y/o educadores para asistir a la
Conferencia de la Asociación Para los Dotados de California (CAG) en San Diego. 

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Grant Recipients



Karthik Tholudur - Grade 5 - Sycamore Canyon School, Conejo Valley USD

To purchase and donate multicultural books that encourage 5th grade students to learn about diverse cultures.

Diego Pena - Grade 3 - Rancho Rosal Elementary School, Pleasant Valley SD

To raise awareness about the learning experiences of students with autism by creating a poster and video to share with the school community.

Annika Herko - Grade 8  - Redwood Middle School, Ventura USD

To help classmates better understand astronomy and radios waves by creating an IBT to gather data from the sun’s radio waves and, using computer software, interpret the frequency of radio waves inside our atmosphere.


Annalee Salcedo Power - Grade 3 - Carpinteria Family School, Carpinteria USD

To enable students to understand the importance of water as a natural resource by implementing at 10-week study – WOW! Wonders of Water – A Leadership Journey.

Carmen Geiler  - Grade 4 - Roosevelt Elementary School, Santa Barbara USD

To explore the Chumash culture with students by conducting art history lessons on hieroglyphics/cave art and inviting a local artist to assist students in creating their own artwork.


Nichole Hughes - Grades 4/5- Summerland Elementary School, Carpinteria USD

To encourage students to engage in strategic and extended thinking by participating in weekly science lessons and hands-on labs, based on the NGSS standards.

Michele Waggoner - Grades 4-8 - Mesa Union School, Mesa Union SD

To enable students to create an “Expert Project” on a topic of interest and share their findings with the school community.

Cindy Hansen - Grades 6-8 - University Prep Charter School, Pleasant Valley SD

To provide materials to support the creation of student “Passion Projects,” based on individual interests. These projects will be shared with classmates and school administration.

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Scholarship Recipients


Nichole Hughes - Grades 4/5 - Summerland Elementary School, Carpinteria USD

Emily Zgliniec - Grades 7/8 - Balboa Middle School, Ventura USD

Bonnie Maxwell - Grade 6 - EO Green Junior High School, Hueneme Elementary SD


Student Grant Application: Student-Grant-App-2017.doc

Parent Grant Application: Parent-Grant-App-2017.doc

Parent Grant Application (en español)Parent-App.-Span.-2017.docx

Teacher Grant ApplicationTeacher-Grant-App-2017.doc

Samples of Grants Funded: Samples-of-Grants-Awarded-2017-18.docx

CAG Conference Scholarship Application: CAG-Scholarship-App-2017-2018.doc

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