The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) annually presents the Early Scholar Award to an individual who has made significant contributions in conducting and reporting research regarding the education of gifted and talented individuals, and who is in the first 10 years of the field or the first 10 years after completion of his or her last earned degree.
Submission Procedure & Checklist
The NAGC national office will make every effort to contact those who have nominated a colleague, or those who have nominated themselves, to let them know of any missing materials, provided the nomination packet arrives at least two weeks before the deadline.
Evidence submitted should represent significant contribution in one of the following areas, or various contributions in more than one area:
1. Evidence of research and scholarship can be shown by meeting at least three (3) of the following criteria:
All materials should be sent to the Chair of the Awards Committee in care of the NAGC National Office. The Chair will compile data regarding nomination and distribute this information to the NAGC Awards Committee for review. The Committee will submit its recommendation to the Board of Directors.
The recipient(s) of the award, in additional to other applicants, will be notified of the Awards Committee's decision in writing no later than August 31. The award recipient will receive a plaque presented at the NAGC Annual Convention in November and a one-year membership to NAGC.