Developing Minds Award

New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC) Developing Minds Award 2017

This new NJAGC award is presented to an individual who has made a positive impact on gifted children, through his/her business.  The person must be an entrepreneur, not in a franchise business, and have a proven track record.  

Guidelines:

  • In business at least three years in New Jersey with current business
  • Can be non-profit or for-profit
  • Cannot be a franchise or a club
  • Has a proven track record
  • Targets  gifted students
  • Has a website that specifically states it is for high ability students

Note:  Neither Nominator nor Nominee have to be members of NJAGC to qualify.

Packet must include the following items:

  • Nomination form + essay on why this individual is worthy of the award (please provide several substantial examples of why this person is deserving of the award).
  • Vitae or complete background information on nominee and business including evidence that business has been operational for 3-5 years
  • Professional organizations and memberships and any specific role(s) in these organizations; any awards received
  • At least 3 Letters of Recommendation, which should contain specific examples of how this person/ business has made a difference specifically for gifted students and should be a combination from the following: An administrator, a parent, a program participant (current or former) , a colleague, or a product user (if applicable)

Completed packets must be submitted by December 16, 2016, preferably by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If absolutely necessary, submit completed packet by mail, postmarked by December 16, 2016, to: Awards Chair, NJAGC, PO Box 667, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.

 

Judging:

Only completed packets will be judged.  Judging will be completed by NJAGC Board members.  To view the rubric Evaluation of Developing Minds Award Nominees, click here.

Judges are looking for:

  • Implementation of a successful business targeting gifted and talented students
  • Evidence of exemplary programs and/or innovative products that support gifted children in New Jersey
  • Evidence of success (through examples given in Letters of Recommendation)