TAGT Summer Scholarships

TAGT awards summer scholarships to “identified” gifted students who are currently participating in a gifted program and who want to enrich their learning experience during the summer months.


2015 TAGT Summer Scholars

The 2015 Carol Vermillion Elementary Scholarship winner is Fernando Salas, El Paso ISD.

The 2015 Ann Shaw Secondary Scholarship Award winner is Matthew Daily, Humble ISD.

The 2015 TAGT Summer Scholars follow:

  • Alena Abraham, Garland ISD
  • Emma Babaian, Fort Bend ISD
  • Alia Boubel, Kennedale ISD
  • Isom Briggs, Houston ISD
  • Gwendolyn Cappel-McCoy, McKinney ISD
  • Shreyas Chandra, Allen ISD
  • David Clark, Katy ISD
  • Jaran Darjean, Pearland ISD
  • Lauren Davis, Allen ISD
  • Celine Dipp, El Paso ISD
  • Madison Garcia, Irving ISD
  • Tytus Gonzalez, Comal ISD
  • Brisa Gutierrez, Ysleta ISD
  • Sophia Hernstrom, Round Rock ISD
  • William Johnson, Nacogdoches ISD
  • Khushi Kawedia, Fort Bend ISD
  • Julian Klingelhoefer, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD
  • Katherine Lambert, Allen ISD
  • Kyungmin Lee, Round Rock ISD
  • Katherine Lockman, North East ISD
  • Charlize Lopez, Fort Bend ISD
  • Samuel Ma, Carroll ISD
  • Shauna Odum, Royal ISD
  • Bela Pathak, Highland Park ISD
  • Maya Sadek, Harmony Public Schools
  • Keshav Srivaths, Houston ISD
  • Ray Tang, Fort Bend ISD
  • Sienna Wu, Allen ISD
  • Sohara Zafar, Pasadena ISD
  • Kaitlyn Zhu, Spring Branch ISD

TAGT Summer Scholarship recipients plan to attend the following summer programs:

  • American Festival for the Arts
  • Burklyn Ballet Theatre
  • Camp Invention
  • CATS Musical Theatre Camp for Tweens
  • Challenge Plus
  • Community Youth Leadership Camp
  • Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders
  • Discovery Camp
  • Duke TIP Academy
  • Duke TIP Summer Studies
  • Duke University TIP 2015 Field Studies Program
  • Enjoyable Programming With ALICE
  • Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell
  • Giant Steps Day Camp (Stanford University)
  • Health Museum Summer Camp
  • ID Tech Camp
  • Lone Star Leadership Academy
  • Mad Science
  • Minecraft 3D Game Design
  • Muhlenberg Neuroscience Brain Camp
  • Rice University School Literacy and Culture Creative Writing Camp
  • Robotics – Summer Scholars Camp
  • Sewanee Summer Music Festival
  • Summer Institute for the Gifted
  • Summer Wonders
  • Texas State University – Aquatic Science Adventure Camp
  • Writers in the Schools (WITS + Rice @ Brazos Bend Elementary in Sugarland Texas)
  • Yale Young Global Scholars: Science Policy and Innovation

Carole Vermillion was a parent of two gifted sons who helped focused attention on the educational needs of gifted children in Texas public schools in the early 1970’s. Her leadership and dedication led to the establishment of an office of gifted education within the Texas Education Agency. Ms. Vermillion was also one of a small group of dedicated parents and educators who established the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented in 1978.

In the early 1970’s, the late Ann Shaw helped start an organization that evolved into TAGT. Mrs. Shaw was also the first director of the Division of Gifted and Talented for the Texas Education Agency. Her vision and leadership helped provide educational opportunities for thousands of gifted and talented schoolchildren. She worked to establish legislation to fund programs for the gifted and talented, and later helped write the bill that became the Texas law requiring services and programs for gifted and talented students.


TAGT Summer Scholarships

  • Multiple awards of up to $400 are given
  • 32 students were awarded TAGT Summer Scholarships in 2015
  • Gifted students in grades K-12 are eligible
  • These scholarships are based upon merit, not financial need
  • Scholarships may be used to attend academic or artistic programs during the summer months
  • Please note that for accounting purposes scholarship checks are made payable to both the program and the scholarship winner
  • Scholarship winners must complete and return the necessary paperwork by June 15 or the award will be forfeited.

K-12 Summer Enrichment Programs (TAGT does not sponsor, endorse or produce any summer programs)

Frequently Asked Questions

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