The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) awards a variety of scholarships to gifted students from across the state. These scholarships are based upon merit, not financial need. The application deadline for TAGT scholarships is March 1; all applicants will be notified of their status by April 15. Learn more about TAGT at www.txgifted.org.
TAGT Summer Scholarships
These scholarships are for identified gifted students, grades K-12, who are currently participating in a gifted program, and who want to attend academic or artistic programs during the summer months. The maximum summer scholarship award is $400. The highest-scoring elementary student and secondary student applicants are chosen, respectively,
as the Carole Vermillion and Ann Shaw Scholarship winners and receive $500 each. The Ann Shaw Student Scholarship was established in 1992 to honor the late Ann Shaw. She was a founding member of TAGT and the first director of the Division of Gifted and Talented for the Texas Education Agency. The Carole Vermillion Scholarship was established in 1989 to honor the late Ms. Vermillion, a parent advocate and a founding member of TAGT. It was originally an award for adults, and became a student award in 2011. Summer scholarship winners must complete and return the necessary paperwork by June 15 or the award will be forfeited. Please note that for accounting purposes scholarship checks are made payable to both the program and the scholarship winner unless the tuition has been pre-paid.
Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarship
One identified gifted high school senior is awarded the Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarship, a university scholarship of $2,500. The winner of this annual award must demonstrate outstanding leadership. Established In 1995, the award honors memory of the late Adelle McClendon, a leader in gifted education whose service to TAGT included being president of the TAGT Executive Board in 1991.
Laura Allard Future Vision Scholarship
One identified gifted high school senior is awarded the Laura Allard Future Vision Scholarship, a university scholarship of $2,500. This scholarship was established in 2007 to honor Laura Allard, the first Executive Director of TAGT. It is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, possesses a strong sense of purpose and clearly defined goals, and has a long-term plan for achieving these goals.
Do you need at TAGT member sponsor? Please contact Amanda O’Neal, CGA President at firstname.lastname@example.org.