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IAGC Scholarships

April 30, 2021 12:43 PM | Linda Zanieski (Administrator)

From the April 30, 2021 Illinois Association for Gifted Children Quarterly Newsletter:


 2021 IAGC Scholarships:

Applications Due June 18, 2021

Funds and recognition available

for Students and Educators!

 

Nominate a Student or Colleague for a Scholarship Today!

Each year, the IAGC provides 2 $1000 student scholarships and 5 awards for educators and  community members with outstanding service or outstanding contributions to the field of gifted and advanced education. All award winners are recognized at the annual IAGC Conference.

Of special note this year is our new Promising Projects Equity Award. This award provides up to $500 to support an educator project designed with an equity lens in mind and differentiated to meet the needs of underrepresented gifted students. Award funds may be used to purchase materials or pay for field trips and project-related expenses. 

Student Awards:

The Carol Morreale Scholarship: This $1,000 award is given to a student in grade 1 through 8 who has demonstrated excellence in language arts or math. 

Distinguished Student Scholarship: This scholarship provides up to $1,000 to support a student in grade 9 through 12 in an academic endeavor. 

Educators and Community Member Awards

Promising Projects Equity Award: This award is given to support an educator with a project/projects specifically designed with an equity lens in mind and differentiated to meet the needs of underrepresented gifted students and may be used to purchase materials or pay for field trips and project-related expenses. One award will be given each year, not to exceed a total of $500.

Mary Ann Paradise IAGC Conference Scholarship: One scholarship is awarded each year to parents, educators or other school staff members who work with gifted children. The award provides a complimentary one-day registration to the IAGC Conference.

Ruth Wright Professional Development Scholarship: This award was established in 1996 to provide financial support to members of IAGC who currently work in the area of gifted education. Named for early founder and first IAGC president, Ruth Wright, the award provides a complimentary one-day registration to the IAGC Conference.

Sally Walker Distinguished Service Award: This award is given to an individual who has been in the field for more than ten years and/or IAGC for at least four years and has shown evidence of making major contributions with lasting impact on the field of gifted education. 

Bonnie Park Leadership Legacy Award: This award recognizes an individual who works tirelessly as an advocate for gifted students. Nominees should demonstrate service excellence, going above and beyond to make a significant impact on the lives of gifted students. Application Deadline: June 18, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit the IAGC website!


Scholarships and Awards Webpage


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