The Laura Allard Future Vision Scholarship honors the first Executive Director of TAGT, who was instrumental in helping create the legislation that established laws that support gifted education. She was a teacher and principal in Corpus Christi ISD, serving as principal of Windsor Park Elementary School, one of the first magnet schools for gifted students in the state. This $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating G/T high school senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, possesses a strong sense of purpose and clearly defined goals, and has a long-term plan for achieving these goals.
Laura Allard Future Vision Scholars
The 2015 Laura Allard Future Vision Scholarship Award winner is Steven Jiang. He is a senior at Clements High School in Fort Bend ISD. In his application, Jiang notes his long-term educational goals are to receive a Master’s degree in Public Policy, and in Physics or Chemical Engineering, as well as a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. He plans to focus on designing sustainable resource extraction and power distribution in developing countries.
- 2014: Joel Rodriguez, graduate of Zapata High School in Zapata County ISD. He is attending Texas A & M University this fall.
- 2013: Carolyn Ramirez, graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School in Fort Bend ISD, attended the University of Texas at Austin
- 2012: Amanda Quay, graduate of the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas, attended Columbia University
- 2011: Michelle Geng, graduate of Glenda Dawson High School in Pearland ISD, attended Harvard University
- 2010: Ellen Liu, graduate of James E. Taylor High School in Katy ISD, attended Rice University
- 2009: Lindsey Maxon, graduate of Lamar High School in Arlington ISD, attended the University of Texas
- 2008: Mary Alexandra (Alex) Newton, graduate of Franklin High School in El Paso ISD, attended the University of Missouri-Columbia
- 2007: Michael Quian, graduate of Westwood High School in Round Rock ISD, attended Harvard University
Laura Allard Future Vision Scholarship
- One $2,500 award given annually
- For a graduating, gifted high-school senior towards college tuition
- Applicants must have outstanding academic achievement, possess a strong sense of purpose and clearly defined goals, and have a long-term plan for achieving these goals
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