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2024 IAG Merit Scholarship for High Ability Students with an Additional Exceptionality

IAG Merit Scholarship for High Ability Students with an Additional Exceptionality: A merit scholarship available to students who meet the rubric criteria and who have documentation of having one or more of the following additional exceptionalities:

  • Specific Learning Disability (Reading Disorder, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorder (Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder)

  • Physical Disability

  • *Additional documentation will be needed if you are selected as a finalist for this scholarship

Students should prepare all materials and an essay of 500-1000 words or a multimedia project (5 minutes or less) over one of the following prompts.

  1. Analyze and evaluate a classroom or academic extra-curricular 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. Many teachers feel that advanced courses equal more work and not more challenging work. If you were in charge, what types of activities and skill development would you build into the curriculum to better prepare gifted students for success in college and/or their career?

  3. The state legislature is debating whether to provide funding for high ability education, and whether to require high ability programming in every school in the state. You’ve been asked to testify in support of this legislation. Write your speech.

Requirements for Scholarship

  • Complete online application (students may apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible)

  • Upload digital reports or scans of standardized measures of performance: SAT, ACT, AP, IB exam scores. Note: Only one submission of ACT/SAT is permitted. IAG does not superscore.

  • Upload copy of transcript

  • Please have a reference that comes from someone familiar with your academic work.

  • Choose one of the three prompts on our website (also listed on form below) and either write an essay (500-1000 words) OR create a media product (no longer than 5 minutes in length) that includes original content.

  • Upload essay or submit Youtube link to a multi-media presentation.

Indiana Association for the Gifted
PO Box 84, Whitestown, IN 46075
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