The Barbara Swicord Scholarship

NJAGC Student Scholarship Information

"The Barbara Swicord Scholarship"

Deadline: December 15, 2017.  

Members Only Benefit 

General Information:

  1. Scholarships are available to current NJAGC members' children who are currently in grades K-12.  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.
  2. Scholarship may only be used for a “new’ activity and not an already ongoing activity or an activity the child has already attended.
  3. Only one scholarship may be awarded to one family.
  4. Funds are sent directly to the program, not the students, upon notification of official acceptance and registration into the program.
  5.  A student may only receive an NJAGC scholarship only once for the same activities,
  6. Scholarship awards are determined by the Scholarship Committee. Decisions are based on the information presented in the applications. All committee decisions are final. Students may receive only one scholarship within a 12-month period. Scholarship recipients' names may be published in NJAGC's Promise newsletter with parental permission
  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. Please include a website which details the program highlight  Program information may take the form of a  scanned 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, evidence of giftedness with 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 or some other evidence of talent in a particular area.
  4. In addition, applicants must submit two letters of recommendations from educators familiar with student's abilities which will be sent directly to the scholarship chair. These letters must indicate how this scholarship program would enhance the learning of the recommended student.
  5. Completed hard copy applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  6. Applicants will receive an email to acknowledge receipt of their application.(Download Application, click here)