NAGC Awards & Scholarships

Annual Awards:  Every year at the annual convention, NAGC recognizes outstanding leaders, scholars, advocates and dedicated contributors. Click on the award titles below for description. 

Network Awards: NAGC's networks 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 and a commitment to furthering the development of their teaching skills.  
Presented by the NAGC President for NAGC service with distinction.
Presented to an individual who has made the most significant contribution to the development of gifts and talents in young people.
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 and continued contribution to the field of education regarding gifted and talented individuals.
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 that best exemplifies high standards of scholarship in research, theory, and/or practice in gifted education is selected by the GCQ Editor and members of the Publications Committee.  
Presented to a current (or serving within the past year) district gifted coordinator/administrator who has had a significant and positive impact on the gifted students in his or her district.  
This internation award was created to encourage educational and psychological research studies of potential benefit to gifted and talented children.
Up to three awards are presented to those who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and in increasing knowledge about and creating positive classroom and community environments for gifted students.
With support from Ball State University, this award is presented to a school administrator outside the field of gifted education who has advanced gifted education in his or her school district.