Indiana Association for the Gifted

$2000 Scholarship

2018 College-bound Students



The Indiana Association for the Gifted educates and advocates for meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of high ability youth. The IAG members recognize the benefits in supporting high ability youth and contributing to their futures. With their mission in mind, IAG has established a scholarship program for high ability students who will enter college the following fall. Up to three scholarships will be awarded annually in the spring to college-bound Indiana students attending any accredited college or university.


Requirements:

  • Completed online application
  • Upload digital reports or scans of standardized measures of performance i.e. SAT-I, SAT-II (subject matter), ACT, AP exam scores
  • Upload copy of transcript, if enrolled in Indiana high school, or example of work i.e. written assignment, technology creation, or documentation of project
  • Upload 2 letters of recommendation submitted by your references, at least one of which comes from someone familiar with your academic work
  • Upload essay (see prompt choices listed below)
OR
Create a media product, including original content and art (see prompt choices listed below). Place media project on YouTube and provide link in application.

Essay Prompts--Post chosen prompt at the top of your essay. Use size 12 font, single spacing and between 500-1000 words. Submit entry online using the form linked below.

1. Analyze and evaluate a classroom experience that provided you exceptional levels of challenge. Determine the components or characteristics that engaged you and allowed you to realize greater capacity for performance or thought.

2. What should schools include in their high school curriculum for high ability students? Be sure to substantiate your ideas.

3. Prepare a speech that you would present to the state legislature about the need for increased funding for high ability education as well as for mandated high ability programming in every school in the state.


OR

Audio-Visual Media Presentation-- Post the chosen prompt at the beginning of your presentation (no more than 5 minutes). NOTE: For media presentation, upload completed product to YouTube and provide a link in your application materials. Note: To be scored, product must fall within time frame.

1. Using examples from your experience as a student, present and analyze components or characteristics that engaged you and allowed you to realize greater capacity for exceptional performance or thought.

2. Present and explain what schools should include in high school curriculum for high ability students.

3. Prepare a presentation that you would show to the state legislature about the need for increased funding for high ability education as well as mandated high ability programming in every school in the state.



Application due date: Friday, March 23, 2018

IAG Scholarship Overview

  • IAG Scholarships will be presented to students based on merit.
  • A rubric based on criteria established by the IAG Selection Committee will be used to rate each student’s submissions.
  • The scholarship will be advertised on the IAG website
  • The scholarship will be called the “Indiana Association for the Gifted Scholarship”.
  • The scholarship selection committee will include the scholarship chair and educators familiar with secondary high ability students.

  • Pictures of the award winners and short bios will be included in IAG's social media postings.


Before you proceed to the application be sure you have the following items ready for submission:

1. Two letters of recommendation in PDF format.
2. Your transcript in PDF format.
3. Your SAT, ACT, or AP score reports in PDF format.
4. Your essay submission in PDF format or a link to your multi-media presentation.