The Hazel Feldhusen Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted Award

The Indiana Association for the Gifted annually presents the Hazel Feldhusen Outstanding Teacher Award to an individual teacher in a K-12 setting, whose exemplary classroom teaching demonstrates best practices in gifted education and positively impacts those students in the teacher’s care. The Purdue University Gifted Education Resource Institute sponsors this IAG Award (including a monetary award of $500) in recognition of Hazel Feldhusen (1928-2007), an outstanding classroom teacher of the gifted in West Lafayette, Indiana, and the wife of Dr. John Feldhusen (1926-2009), an early leader in gifted education.


Indiana Association for the Gifted

Indiana Association for the Gifted Leadership Award

The Indiana Association for the Gifted annually presents a Leadership Award to an individual(s) (parent, teacher, coordinator, administrator, legislator, other) whose exemplary leadership and outstanding contribution to gifted education has positively influenced Indiana’s children, teachers, schools, programs, and/or policies.


Indiana Association for the Gifted

IAG Friend of the Gifted Award

The Indiana Association for the Gifted takes great pride in honoring those who have significantly, contributed to the field of gifted education. This year is our inaugural year of the “Friend of the Gifted Award.” The one recognized for this award will show exemplary contributions to the support and or nurturing of Indiana’s gifted students. Each year the board will determine if the award will be presented or if more than one recipient will receive an award for the year. A plaque will be presented to the recipient(s) of the award during the December conference.


Indiana Association for the Gifted

IAG Distinguished Student Awards

The Indiana Association for the Gifted would like to recognize students who have demonstrated distinguished achievement in academics, leadership, or the arts. These awards are designed to inspire students to achieve, as well as highlight the distinct accomplishments and educational needs of gifted students. IAG will recognize one elementary winner and one middle school winner at their annual conference. IAG will publish the name of the Distinguished Students in the conference program and the winning students will be featured on the IAG website.


Indiana Association for the Gifted

IAG Scholarship Competition

Accepting Entries January-March 2019

Every year, IAG awards two, $2000 scholarships to current Indiana high school seniors. To enter, students have their choice of writing an essay or submitting a multi-media presentation via YouTube. Students also must submit letters of recommendation, test scores, and transcripts.

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2018 Conference Cover Contest

IAG is proud to announce our 2018 Cover Contest Winner! Hannah Buchanan from North Central Park Community Schools Art Teacher: Rita Jacks Congrats to Hannah! We are excited to display your art on our 2018 conference program! Thank you to all teachers who submitted marvelous art from your students! We were so impressed, that we placed all of the entires in our online gallery! Please take a look at all of the wonderful submissions that we received this year!


Indiana Association for the Gifted

Feldhusen Award



The Hazel Feldhusen Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted Award

The Indiana Association for the Gifted annually presents the Hazel Feldhusen Outstanding Teacher Award to an individual teacher in a K-12 setting, whose exemplary classroom teaching demonstrates best practices in gifted education and positively impacts those students in the teacher’s care. The Purdue University Gifted Education Resource Institute sponsors this IAG Award (including a monetary award of $500) in recognition of Hazel Feldhusen (1928-2007), an outstanding classroom teacher of the gifted in West Lafayette, Indiana, and the wife of Dr. John Feldhusen (1926-2009), an early leader in gifted education.


Indiana Association for the Gifted

Leadership Award



Indiana Association for the Gifted Leadership Award

The Indiana Association for the Gifted annually presents a Leadership Award to an individual(s) (parent, teacher, coordinator, administrator, legislator, other) whose exemplary leadership and outstanding contribution to gifted education has positively influenced Indiana’s children, teachers, schools, programs, and/or policies.


Indiana Association for the Gifted

Friend of the Gifted Award



IAG Friend of the Gifted Award

The Indiana Association for the Gifted takes great pride in honoring those who have significantly, contributed to the field of gifted education. This year is our inaugural year of the “Friend of the Gifted Award.” The one recognized for this award will show exemplary contributions to the support and or nurturing of Indiana’s gifted students. Each year the board will determine if the award will be presented or if more than one recipient will receive an award for the year. A plaque will be presented to the recipient(s) of the award during the December conference.


Indiana Association for the Gifted

Distinguished Student Award



IAG Distinguished Student Awards

The Indiana Association for the Gifted would like to recognize students who have demonstrated distinguished achievement in academics, leadership, or the arts. These awards are designed to inspire students to achieve, as well as highlight the distinct accomplishments and educational needs of gifted students. IAG will recognize one elementary winner and one middle school winner at their annual conference. IAG will publish the name of the Distinguished Students in the conference program and the winning students will be featured on the IAG website.


Indiana Association for the Gifted

College Scholarships



IAG Scholarship Competition

Accepting Entries January-March 2019

Every year, IAG awards two, $2000 scholarships to current Indiana high school seniors. To enter, students have their choice of writing an essay or submitting a multi-media presentation via YouTube. Students also must submit letters of recommendation, test scores, and transcripts.

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Conference Cover Contest



2018 Conference Cover Contest

IAG is proud to announce our 2018 Cover Contest Winner! Hannah Buchanan from North Central Park Community Schools Art Teacher: Rita Jacks Congrats to Hannah! We are excited to display your art on our 2018 conference program! Thank you to all teachers who submitted marvelous art from your students! We were so impressed, that we placed all of the entires in our online gallery! Please take a look at all of the wonderful submissions that we received this year!


Indiana Association for the Gifted