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Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarship

The deadline for submitting all TAGT scholarship applications has now passed. Thank you and good luck to all 2014 candidates! All applicants will be notified of their status by April 25.

The Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarship honors the memory of a noted leader in gifted education. In addition to serving as President of the TAGT Executive Board in 1991, Adelle was passionate about developing leadership potential. She served as the coordinator of gifted programs for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and was involved in the Texas Academic Decathlon and the Odyssey of the Mind competitions. This $2500 annual award is given to a graduating G/T high school senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership. This scholarship ensures that her influence on young people will continue.

  • One $2,500 award given annually
  • For a graduating, gifted high-school senior towards college tuition
  • Applicants must have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential

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Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholars
The 2013 Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholar is Grace Li, graduating from Glenda Dawson High School in Pearland ISD, who will be attending Harvard University or Duke University.

Past Recipients

  • 2012: Neerja Aggarwal, graduate of Hightower High School in Fort Bend ISD, attended MIT and, thanks to a generous donation from the West Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, Christina Marisa Mier, graduate of Burges High School in El Paso ISD, attended the University of Texas at Austin
  • 2011: Brandon Wood, graduate of Denison High School in Denison ISD, attended Baylor University
  • 2010: Lindsay Langford, graduate of James E. Taylor High School in Katy ISD, attended Rice University
  • 2009: Marc Sabbagh, graduate of Kempner High School in Fort Bend ISD, attended Rice University
  • 2008: Keenan May, graduate of L.V. Hightower High School in Fort Bend ISD, attended Rice University
  • 2007: Stephanie Strauss, graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Midland ISD, attended Yale University
  • 2006: Michelle Eilers, graduate of Schulenberg High School in Schulenberg ISD, attended Tufts University
  • 2005: Leslie Dyke, graduate of McAllen High School in McAllen ISD, attended Harvard University

TAGT is pleased to announce the 2013 TAGT Scholarship Winners (PDF)