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Scholarship Change in Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the postponement of our 2020 IB teacher training in Granlibakken, the training which funds CAWS scholarships and awards. As a result of the postponement, CAWS will not be offering the 2020-2021 Patricia and Garry Prather Outstanding Student Award, Nancy and Cliff Forster Life-Long Learner Award, CAWS-CIEE Student Scholarship, CAWS Exemplary Educator Award, or the IB Teacher Training Award.
In 2020-2021, all membership dues will be allocated for the CAWS Student of the Year Scholarship. Any member school nominating a student by April 7th, 2021 will receive the award. Membership payment must be received by February 1, 2021 to qualify.
We will update you on the status of CAWS sponsored teacher trainings in Granlibakken. As the training provides direct benefits to our membership and its students, we encourage California IB  schools and teachers to spend their funds locally and attend this training whenever practical. With your support, we will be able to continue offering our scholarships while serving as an advocate and resource for California's IB schools and students.