Awards, Scholarships, &
MAGC Scholarships for
MAGC awards at least one student
scholarship annually for use at a Mississippi summer program for
gifted students. This scholarship is provided to students who would
not be able to otherwise attend summer programs due to financial
considerations. The nomination must be submitted by the student's
teacher. Click here to
the student scholarship application. Deadline: February
HERE for a list of
Programs for Gifted Children and Youth.
Nicholas Green Award for Students
The Nicholas Green Awards are presented by the National
Association for Gifted Children and are designed to recognize
excellence in young children. The awards, which include a $500 U.S.
Savings Bond, may be made to students in grades 3-6 who have
distinguished themselves in academics, leadership, or the arts.
Nominations will be accepted from the students themselves, parents,
teachers, peers, and community and civic groups. One student
from each of the fifty states may be selected to receive
this award of excellence.
award program was established through funds provided by Maggie and
Reg Green to honor the memory of their seven-year-old son, Nicholas,
who was killed in a drive-by shooting while vacationing in Italy in
1994. The Nicholas Green Scholarship Foundation has already awarded
scholarships to high-ability high school and college students to
enable them to advance their education. The Greens started the
Distinguished Student Awards because they felt it
was important to recognize the gifts and talents in children who are
now at the age that Nicholas was when he died. The Green Foundation
began funding the awards in the 1998-1999 school year.
nomination deadline is April 15, 2009. Click here to
the Nicholas Green Award Nomination Form.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars
The Jack Kent
Cooke Foundation Young Scholars program selects high-achieving youth
with financial need and provides them with individualized
educational services throughout high school that will enable them to
develop their talents and abilities. The Young Scholars Program is
one of the most individualized scholarships offered in the United
States. The Foundation collaborates with regional talent centers at
Duke, Johns Hopkins, and Northwestern Universities, and the
University of Denver to answer inquiries about the program,
administer the application process, and counsel Young Scholars.
However, applicants need not be part of the talent centers' programs
to be eligible for or participate in the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Young Scholars Program. Students in the 7th grade—or who will enter
8th grade next fall—are eligible to apply and applications will be
available in February.
For information about the Young Scholars Program visit:
Sarah Jo Thompson
Outreach Specialist for Jack
Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program
Duke University Talent
1121 W. Main Street
Duke University Talent Identification
University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) 7th Grade Talent
Search season has begun. Now in its 27th year, it is the largest
program of its kind in the nation. In addition to providing an
opportunity to experience taking a college admissions test, the 7th
Grade Talent Search is a gateway to educational programs and
resources for gifted students. Participants also receive recognition
for their academic achievement and hard work. To be eligible, a
student must be in the 7th grade and must have scored at the 95th
percentile or higher on a grade level standardized achievement,
aptitude, mental ability test battery or approved state
criterion-referenced test. Talent Search brochures and applications
have been sent to all schools hosting a 7th grade in your state.
Students can also register online through Duke TIP’s Web site. This
year’s talent search deadlines are October 1 for December testing
and November 1 for January SAT or February ACT testing. To learn
more about this exciting educational opportunity, talk with your
school counselor, check the Duke TIP Web site, or call Duke TIP.
Duke University Talent Identification Program
1121 W. Main
Durham, NC 27701
MAGC Scholarships for Educators
to recognize excellence in teaching/administration in the area of
gifted education and to encourage the pursuit of advanced study in
gifted education, MAGC awards annual grants for teacher education.
Deadline April 15, 2009
The Teacher Grant for Continuing
Education is awarded to experienced teachers/administrators with
gifted certification to pursue additional training in gifted
The Grant for Teacher to Pursue Gifted Education is
awarded to experienced regular classroom teachers to pursue gifted
the teacher scholarship application.
Frances A. Karnes Award for Excellence in Gifted
In order to recognize and
encourage outstanding, creative actions on behalf of gifted students
in our state, MAGC presents the Frances A. Karnes Award for
Excellence in Gifted Education at the annual conference. An individual teacher,
group of teachers,
parent(s), affiliate group, school
administrator, or any individual or group of individuals who has
made a significant contribution toward the improvement of
educational programs or events for gifted students is
eligible for nomination. Nominations are accepted from
superintendents, school administrators, affiliate groups, or
members. An individual/group may receive this award only once. Click
here for a list of previous
winners. Click here to
nomination form. Deadline: April 15,
Sherrye C. Thompson Parent Advocacy
In order to recognize and encourage
outstanding parent advocacy on behalf of gifted students in our
state, MAGC presents the the Sherrye C. Thompson Parent Advocacy
Award at the annual conference. Nomination letters are accepted from
superintendents, school administrators, affiliate groups, or members
of MAGC. An individual/group may only receive this award once.
nomination form. Deadline: April 15, 2009
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