NAGC Awards & Scholarships

Annual Awards:  Every year at the annual convention, NAGC recognizes outstanding leaders, scholars, advocates and dedicated contributors.  Nominations for 2015 awards are now open until May 4, 2015. Go to the NAGC nomination site for more information.  Each award is listed with a description, restrictions, and materials needed.  See a list of the award categories and past recipients

Network Awards: NAGC's communities of like-minded members offer awards directed to more specific topic areas and programs.  Learn more here

Scholarship Programs: Special support and funding are provided through advocacy grants and the Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship program

Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award: Recognizes distinguished achievement in academics, leadership, or the arts in children grades 3 through 6. Get more information here.

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For teachers of grades K-12 who have shown excellence in teaching gifted students, the ability to meet the needs of gifted students, and a commitment to furthering the development of their teaching
Presented by the NAGC President for NAGC service with distinction.  Past recipients are leaders in the field of gifted over the years.   2014 Frances A. Karnes, University of Southern
Presented to an individual who has made the most significant contribution to one or more of the following areas--education, science, the arts, humanities, parenting and the family, public policy--in
Presented to an individual inside or outside the field who has been a consistent advocate on behalf of gifted students and a voice for supporting gifted services in school settings.
Presented to the individual who has made the most significant contribution to the field of education regarding gifted and talented individuals, and whose work exhibits a continued record of
Presented to an individual who has made the most significant contribution to the field of gifted education through a long and fruitful association with NAGC.
Up to five awards are given to individuals who exhibit the highest and most consistent degree of scholarship in the gifted education field.
Given to an individual who has exhibited the highest and most consistent degree of leadership in the gifted education field since receiving his or her doctorate.
Presented to an individual who has made significant contributions in conducting and reporting research regarding the education of gifted and talented individuals.
The GCQ Paper of the Year Award is given to the author(s) of the paper published in Gifted Child Quarterly in the volume year immediately prior to the award, which, in the opinions of the Editor and
Presented to a current (or serving within the past year) district coordinator/administrator whose primary focus is on gifted education and who has had a significant and positive impact on the gifted
Encourages educational and psychological research studies of potential benefit to gifted and talented children. This international competition is open to individuals, educational institutions, and
Up to three awards are presented to those who have demonstrated excellence in teaching; writing; advocacy; curriculum development; community service in gifted education; juried presentations;
With generous support from Ball State University, this award is presented to a school administrator outside the field of gifted education who has made the most significant contribution to gifted