$10,000 in Scholarships Available for Gifted Summer Programs

Deadline is March 28, 2014

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| Source: National Society for the Gifted & Talented
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STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT) is pleased to offer $10,000 in scholarships for students to apply towards the fees of out-of-school gifted programs.

Ten scholarships are being offered by the NSGT Board of Trustees- six at $1,000 each, six at $500 each and four at $250 each – and will be used by the selected students to help pay tuition for the submitted gifted summer, online, afterschool or weekend program they chose.

Each year, the funds are awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate excelled ability in their field of interest. Students can download and complete the scholarship application at www.nsgt.org. A team of educators in the field of gifted education will review the applications and choose the scholarship winners. Applications must be received by March 28, 2014. Winners will be notified on April 18, 2014.

The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG), a not-for-profit program of NSGT and renowned gifted summer program, has welcomed several recipients of the Board of Trustees Scholarships in the past. The NSGT scholarships have also afforded students the opportunity to participate in such programs as the Cambridge College Program, Duke TIP, and Northwestern CTD, among others.

The NSGT Board of Trustees is delighted to collaborate with SIG and other summer gifted programs to help provide gifted students with extended opportunities to participate in programs that nurture and develop their abilities and passions," states Dr. Barbara Swicord, Executive Director of NSGT. "With gifted education struggling in this country, supplemental programs like SIG – and subsequently, scholarships – are more critical than ever."

Interested students, parents and educators can obtain the application online at www.nsgt.org/scholarships-available/

The National Society for Gifted and Talented, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization was created to celebrate and encourage gifted and talented children and youth. The goal of the NSGT is to provide a structure where gifted and talented children and youth are identified, and as members, can expect to find information and opportunities that directly relate to and cultivate their abilities and desires to achieve at a high level. Visit NSGT at www.nsgt.org.

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Mike Liberty
National Society for the Gifted & Talented
(203) 399-5187