SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS

 

Ginger Langford, MAGC Scholarships and Awards Chair

 magcscholarships@gmail.com

 

ELISABETH MOSLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

NOMINATION DEADLINE: MARCH 31

The Elisabeth Mosley Memorial Scholarship was developed in 2007 by the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children. MAGC awards at least one student scholarship annually for use at a Mississippi summer program for gifted students. Click here for list of qualifying MAGC Summer Program Partners.  Scholarships are provided to students who would not otherwise be able to attend a summer program due to financial considerations. The nomination must be submitted by the student's teacher and/or current MAGC member with knowledge of the student's interests and needs. Scholarship amounts may vary based on student need, program choice, and scholarship funds.  Click here to view previous recipients of the Elisabeth Mosley Scholarship.

CONRAD CASTLE TEACHER GRANT

GRANT AWARD AMOUNT: UP TO $400 / APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 15

The Conrad Castle Teacher Grant (CCTG) was developed in 2010 to honor Dr. Castle’s dedicated service to the gifted children of Mississippi and to assist teachers of gifted children in the acquisition of appropriate materials designed to challenge intellectually or academically gifted children. CCTG recipients are expected to present a break-out session on the outcomes of their grant project during the following year's MAGC fall conference. Grant Award Amount: up to $400. Click here to view previous recipients of the CCTG. 

CAROL PAOLA NEW TEACHER GRANT

The Carol Paola New Teacher Grant was developed in 2019 to recognize the hard-work and dedication of MAGC Executive Director, Carol Paola, on behalf of gifted children and gifted education in the state of Mississippi. MAGC will award at least one new teacher of the gifted annually with a grant award to purchase materials to be used with gifted students. Recipients are expected to attend the annual state conference in the fall of the year in which the grant is awarded and may only receive one scholarship/grant from MAGC. Previous MAGC scholarship/grant recipients are not eligible. Grant Award Amount: up to $250.

DR. GAIL P. HAMMOND TEACHER GRANT TO PURSUE GIFTED CERTIFICATION

GRANT AWARD AMOUNT: UP TO $600 / APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 15

The Dr. Gail P. Hammond Teacher Grant to Pursue Gifted Certification was developed in 2017 to recognize Mrs. Hammond's lifetime dedication to gifted children. MAGC awards at least one teacher grant annually to an experienced regular classroom teacher currently enrolled or planning to enroll in coursework toward certification in gifted education. Grant payment will be forwarded to the recipient upon verification of course completion and is limited to the actual cost of the course, up to $600. Recipients are expected to attend the annual state conference in the fall of the year in which the grant is awarded and may only receive one scholarship/grant from MAGC. Previous MAGC scholarship/grant recipients are not eligible. Grant Award Amount: up to $600. Click for previous recipients of Gail P. Hammond Teacher Grant.

JEAN C. PRATHER TEACHER GRANT FOR CONTINUED LEARNING

GRANT AWARD AMOUNT: UP TO $600 / APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 15

The Jean C. Prather Teacher Grant For Continued Learning was developed in 2016 to recognize Mrs. Prather's lifetime of dedication to gifted children and to provide a teacher of the gifted with the opportunity to attend a course, workshop, or other training relevant to best practices in gifted education. Grant recipients will be expected to provide training for other teachers of the gifted at an annual MAGC Conference and regional consortia meetings when appropriate. Grant Award Amount: up to $600. Click here for previous recipients of the Jean C. Prather Teacher Grant.

FRANCES A. KARNES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN GIFTED EDUCATION

NOMINATION DEADLINE: JUNE 15

In order to recognize and encourage outstanding, creative actions on behalf of gifted students in our state, MAGC presents the Frances A. Karnes Award for Excellence in Gifted Education at the annual conference. An individual teacher, group of teachers, parent(s), affiliate group, school administrator, or any individual or group of individuals who has made a significant contribution toward the improvement of educational programs or events for gifted students is eligible for nomination. Nominations are accepted from superintendents, school administrators, affiliate groups, or members. An individual/group may receive this award only once. Click here to view previous recipients of the Frances A. Karnes Award.

SHERRYE C. THOMPSON PARENT ADVOCACY AWARD

NOMINATION DEADLINE: JUNE 15

In order to recognize and encourage outstanding parent advocacy on behalf of gifted students in our state, MAGC presents the the Sherrye C. Thompson Parent Advocacy Award at the annual conference. Nomination letters are accepted from superintendents, school administrators, affiliate groups, or members of MAGC. An individual/group may receive this award only once. Click here to view previous recipients of the Sherry Thompson Award.

OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR / ADMINISTRATOR ADVOCATE FOR GIFTED CHILDREN AWARD

NOMINATION DEADLINE: JUNE 15

Outstanding Advocate for Gifted Children Award: In order to recognize outstanding educators, parents, administrators, legislators and other individuals and/or groups who show unflinching support for gifted children, MAGC presents the Outstanding Advocate for Gifted Children Award at the annual conference. Nominations are accepted from administrators, parents, former gifted students, affiliate groups and/or members of MAGC.  Outstanding Administrator Advocate for Gifted Children Award:  MAGC recognizes an Outstanding Administrator Advocate (among those nominated) with an engraved plaque at the annual conference. Superintendents, principals, program directors, or other school administrators who show unflinching support for gifted children and gifted education in Mississippi schools are eligible for nomination. Nominations are accepted from teachers of the gifted, parents, affiliate groups, and/or members of MAGC. Previous recipients are not eligible for nomination.   Previous recipients of the Outstanding Advocate Award for Gifted Children. 

 

*Outstanding parent/group advocates for gifted children may be nominated for the Sherrye C. Thompson Parent Advocate Award

 

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Created 2016

by MAGC

 

MISSISSIPPI ASSOCATION FOR GIFTED CHILDREN

P.O. Box 3545, Jackson, MS 39207

www.magcgifted.org

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