Awards and Scholarships
Each year OAGCT provides a number of awards and scholarships.
The awards and scholarships are listed below with links to the application.
Please pay close attention to the due dates for each Scholarship or Award!
Beverly Riggs Summer Camp Scholarship
The Beverly Riggs Summer Camp Scholarship was created in honor of Beverly Riggs, a longtime GT teacher in Tulsa and Stillwater. It reimburses up to $500 towards summer camp attendance for Oklahoma students who are identified as gifted. The camp must be in the gifted areas of academic, artistic enrichment, leadership, and/or acceleration. Applications must be submitted and teacher letters must be emailed by midnight on Friday, May 12, 2023. Notification of awards will be made by June 15th, 2023Click here to apply for the 2023 Beverly Riggs Summer Camp Scholarship.
The Outstanding Service Award
The Outstanding Service Award is presented in recognition of service to Oklahoma’s gifted and talented students. Anyone who is actively involved in gifted and talented education is eligible to receive this award. This includes parents, teachers, consultants, administrators, or others who are involved in a personal effort to help gifted and talented students in Oklahoma. Anyone may make a nomination for the award. Please feel to nominate any qualified person who has not previously been selected. Nominations are due February 1st, 2023. Thank you for your nominations.Click here to nominate a person for the 2023 Outstanding Service Award.
The Advocacy Award
The Advocacy Award is presented in recognition of public support for Oklahoma’s gifted and talented students to the Legislature, colleges and universities or local school districts, and/or the Oklahoma State Board of Regents. Anyone who is actively involved in a personal effort to improve gifted and talented education is eligible to receive this award. Anyone may submit a nomination for this award. Nominations are due February 1st, 2023. Thank you for your nominations.Click here to nominate a person for the 2023 Advocacy Award.
The OAGCT Cheryl Kennedy Award
The OAGCT Cheryl Kennedy Award is a $500 grant awarded to educators for financing a research project, or training in gifted and talented education, such as Confratute or NAGC. Nominations are due February 1st, 2023. Thank you for your nominations.
Click here to access the 2023 Cheryl Kennedy Award application and requirements for supplemental information.
GO and OAGCT Scholarship
The Gifted Oklahomans (GO) Foundation and Oklahoma Association of the Gifted, Creative & Talented (OAGCT ) application is a scholarship for teachers of gifted students to pursue college course work or a master’s or doctorate degree in the field of gifted education. The scholarship is awarded with several provisions. Teachers must complete the course work with a B or above. Additionally, the recipient is willing to submit a syllabus and transcript and turn in a copy of the grade or a letter from the professor with a grade. Finally, to be awarded a scholarship, the applicant must be working or planning to work in an Oklahoma school in gifted education and is willing to present at the OAGCT spring state convention with other scholarship recipients. Scholarship money will be awarded in a timely manner upon the successful completion and verification of the course work. Applications are accepted through the second week of the semester for which you are applying for a scholarship. Email completed applications (linked here) to email@example.com.