NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR
The U.S. Forum of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will host the National Legislative Seminar in Arlington, Virginia on March 18 - 20, 2018. Join other Key Women Educators who are interested in advocating for women, children, and education. Spend four days participating in a seminar that features: knowledgeable speakers, a day on the Hill meeting with your individual Congressional Representatives, and tours in the Washington, D.C. area. You will leave the Seminar with effective advocacy skills. Registration must be postmarked by 2/10/18.
LAMBDA STATE CONVENTION 2018
The annual Lambda State Convention will be held April 20 - 22, 2018 at The Westin Lombard. A pre convention tour to the Spring Arts Festival at the Odeum Expo Center is planned for Friday afternoon. A number of interesting workshops and 10 minute take away sessions are scheduled throughout the weekend. Co president Patty Walsh will be presenting a workshop for professional development credit - Drama Circles For Learners on the Autism Spectrum. New member Sarah Erekson will also present a workshop for professional development credit - Government Information for Educators: Bringing History to your Fingertips. Lambda State Literacy Chair Suzy Perkins will lead two book talks - Courage to Teach and Wonder. The Lambda State Convention also offers musicians the opportunity to share their talents. Click here to register as an instrumentalist or for the chorus. We hope to see many Beta Alpha members in attendance! Incentives for early registration and full participation are available through the Make the Block drawing.
DKG INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2018
The Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention will be held July 16 - 20, 2018 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. Register by June 16 for discounted rates.
DKG GO AHEAD TOUR
This year, DKG is offering a group travel package on an Alaskan Glacier Cruise. This amazing travel experience will take place August 29 - September 8, 2018.
SCHOLARSHIPS, STIPENDS AND GRANTS
LAMBDA STATE FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
Do you have an idea for a special project you'd like to do in your school or community? The Lambda State Foundation For Educational Studies provides funds for members of Lambda State to assist educational research, to develop special projects related to the improvement of education in Illinois and to aid in the publication of the results of such research and special projects. Applications are reviewed twice annually - due 11/1/17 and 5/1/18.
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LAMBDA STATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Lambda State offers scholarships to be used for study at an accredited college or university. Applications are due January 9, 2018.
The Dr. Emma Reinhardt Scholarship is awarded to a member who has shown outstanding service to Delta Kappa Gamma.
The Emilie U. Lepthien Scholarship Fund provides an endowed Lambda State Scholarship in school administration and bears the name of its Lambda State Achievement Award recipient.
DKG INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The DKG Society International offers as many as thirty scholarships annually to members pursuing advance degrees. Scholarship awards are $10,000 for doctoral studies and $6000 for other graduate studies. Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2018.
DKG SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
LAMBDA STATE SPECIAL STUDIES STIPENDS
Lambda State also offers special study stipends to develop skills that promote professional and personal growth. Applications are due 1/9/18.
FLORENCE A. COOK RECRUITMENT GRANT
Lambda State offers chapters the opportunity to nominate a woman enrolled in an undergraduate teacher education program for the Florence A. Cook Recruitment Grant. Applications are due February 1, 2018.
GRANT IN AID
Lambda State also offers chapters the opportunity to nominate a woman enrolled in a non teaching undergraduate degree program for Grant in Aid. Applications are due February 1, 2018.
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For ideas and resources on how to be an instrument of change, a teacher of peace - Lambda State shares with us A Curriculum of Hope For A Peaceful World - Fall Newsletter.