The Barbara Swicord Scholarship

NJAGC Student Scholarship Information

"The Barbara Swicord Scholarship"

Deadline: March 31.  Additonal deadlines to be announced.

Members Only Benefit

General Information:

  1. Scholarships are available to current NJAGC members' children who are currently in grades K-12.
  2. Discretionary funds are for tuition assistance for programs and educational opportunities outside of regular school attendance for the purpose of enhancing, developing or supplementing skills, talents, and/or abilities of the applicant. Award amounts would range up to $250, but not exceed 75% of the total tuition amount.
  3. Funds are sent directly to the program, not the students, upon notification of official acceptance and registration into the program.
  4. Scholarships are awarded quarterly.
  5. Scholarship awards are determined by the Scholarship Committee. Decisions are based on the information presented in the applications, which will be read blindly. All committee decisions are final. Students may receive only one scholarship within a 12-month program.
  6. Scholarship recipients' names may be published in NJAGC's Promise Newsletter.
  7. Scholarship recipients are required to complete a questionnaire at the completion of the program.
  8. All available monies may not be awarded in one year. The committee can choose to carry over monies into the next application period.

Application Guidelines

  1. A copy of the program brochure must accompany the application form. A Website may be included if it details pertinent information about the program. Program information may take the form of a flyer, letter, or other descriptive material. Lessons, camps, workshops, educational trips, special programs, etc., could all be eligible to receive funding.
  2. Applications will be reviewed on the following criteria: Completeness of application, student interest in the program, appropriateness of the program for gifted and talented students, identification as a gifted and talented student, and support material, as well as availability of funds.
  3. Eligible students must submit evidence of characteristics of high ability in the areas related to the program for which funds are requested. Such identification may take the form of participation in a formal gifted program, test scores or scored evaluations of performance on a product, psychometric assessments, or two letters of recommendations from educators familiar with student's abilities. If letters of recommendation are used for eligibility requirements, each educator would complete the Part II form and attach it to their letters.
  4. Completed hard copy applications should be mailed  to NJAGC at the organization's  address:  Student Scholarship Chair, NJAGC, PO Box 667, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 and an email copy should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applicants will receive an email to acknowledge receipt of their application.(Download Application, click here)