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.

2021 Hazel Feldhusen Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted is Natasha Patterson

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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.

The 2021 Leadership Award goes to Amelia Pflieger

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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. Individuals 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.

The 2021 Friend of the Gifted Award goes to Pablo Svirsky

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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. Each recipient will be awarded $250.

The 2021 Distinguished Students are Emily Hackwelder, pictured with her father and Nate Liang, represented by his parents.

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2022 IAG Scholarship Competition

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.

IAG awards three merit scholarships and students may apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

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