Javits-Frasier Scholars Program

Application period is February 1 - May 16, 2017

Teachers and school counselors/psychologists who work in Title 1 schools and who are passionate about helping culturally & linquistically diverse gifted students succeed are invited to apply to become a 2017 Javits Frasier Scholar.

How to apply
Fill out the online application.  You will be asked about the race/ethinicity and socioeconomic status of your school’s populations (if you don’t know, check the Center for Education Statistics).  Include the year the information was collected.
Upload your Personal Statement --

(no more than two [2] single-spaced pages).   Explain your interest in this program, describing your passion for and experience in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Upload your Professional Résumé. Provide details about your teaching experience, your education, and your community involvement.

Find 2 recommenders -- administrator and other -- who will confirm your potential to effectively use and share the information learned as a Scholar with your students, school, and community.
Selection Criteria
  • Teachers, school counselors, or school psychologists should apply. Educators from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Applicant must work in a Title I School.
  • Applicant has not previously attended an NAGC Convention.
  • Applicant may receive this award only once.
  • Applicant must be new (1-2 years of experience) to teaching and/or new to gifted/talented education.
Scholarship recipients receive professional development opportunities that include:
  • Travel stipend (plus hotel) to attend the NAGC Annual Convention
  • Complimentary registration to the NAGC Annual Convention
  • Professional Mentor from the NAGC community
  • A full two-year membership in NAGC
  • A chance to make a difference

Criteria to determine recipients

  • Teachers, school psychologists, or school counselors who work in a Title I school.
  • Solid evidence of desire and commitment to advocate for and develop the gifts and talents of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Clear indication of potential to serve as an educational leader for culturally and linguistically diverse students in the school and community setting.
  • Strong capacity to become educationally productive in ways that meet the learning needs of gifted students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Please direct your questions concerning the Javits-Frasier Scholars Program to Jeff Danielian.   Download a full description of the application process and Javits-Frasier Program

Make a donation to the Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund, click here.  The purpose of the Javits-Frasier Scholarship Fund for Diverse Talent Development is to increase culturally and linguistically diverse students’ access to talent development opportunities through educator training and support related to equity and excellence in gifted education.

Javits-Frasier Class of 2015-16 Scholars