TAGT Summer Scholarships

About TAGT Summer Scholarships

Scholarship applications will be available by January 9.

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. These scholarships are based upon merit, not financial need.

  • Multiple awards of up to $400 are given
  • 39 students were awarded TAGT Summer Scholarships in 2014
  • Gifted students in grades K-12 are eligible
  • 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.

If you have any problems or questions during the application process, please contact TAGT at 512.499.8248.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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2014 TAGT Summer Scholars

John Paul Le, who goes to Wilchester Elementary in Spring Branch ISD. He will attend Science and Trebuchet Camps.

The 2014 Ann Shaw Secondary Scholar Award winner is Cedrick Mattli, who goes to Lovejoy High School in Lovejoy ISD. He will attend Boston University Summer Camp.

The 2014 TAGT Summer Scholars follow:

  • Summer Baker of Canutillo ISD/Garcia Elementary School, attending Kids-n-Company
  • Michael Bess of Rockwall ISD/Utley Middle School, attending ID Tech Camp
  • Kiylee Blackwell of New Caney ISD/New Caney Elementary, attending Mad Science Camp
  • Austin Camanez of Canutillo ISD/Garcia Elementary School, attending EPCC- Lego Mindstorms
  • Alekzeta Cantu-Hensley of Our Lady of the Atonement/The Atonement Academy, attending Texas Ballet Theater Summer Intensive
  • Elsbeth Chow of Fort Bend ISD/Quail Valley Middle School, attending Challenges and Solutions in Medicine in the 21st Century
  • Zane Codel of Highland Park ISD/Hyer Elementary, attending Epsilon Math Camp
  • Sophia Cruz of Canutillo ISD/Canutillo Middle School, attending Community College Summer Camps
  • Chamikera Dharmawardene of Clear Creek ISD/Westbrook Intermediate, attending Genius! Build Your Own Computer
  • Sam Dunphy-Miller of Friendswood ISD/Westwood-Bales, attending Texas A&M Galveston Sea Camp
  • Natalie Easton of Boerne ISD/Kendall Elementary School, attending Aquatic Sciences Adventure Camp
  • Dakota Evans of Lake Travis ISD/Lake Pointe Elementary, attending Summer Wonders
  • Kendrick Foster of Spring Branch ISD/Memorial Middle School, attending Duke TIP Summer Studies
  • Andrea Garza of Zapata County ISD/Zapata High School, attending Texas Brigades of Wildlife Leadership Camps
  • Cameron Henry of St. Catherine’s Montessori, attending ID Tech Camp
  • Daniel Hernandez of La Joya ISD/Dr. Palmira Mendiola Elementary, attending Lone Star Leadership Academy
  • Anisa Herrera of Dallas ISD/Robert E. Lee Elementary, attending Dallas International School – Language Immersion Summer Camp
  • Charlene Huang of Houston ISD/TH Rogers Middle School, attending Houston Children’s Chorus 2014 Galvestion Project
  • Nnamdi Ilochonwu of Fort Bend ISD/Commonwealth Elementary, attending LEGO Robotics
  • Allison Kemeny of Pflugerville ISD/Pflugerville Middle School, attending Longhorn Band Camp
  • Jordan Kennedy of Spring Branch ISD/Pine Shadows Elementary, attending The Health Museum
  • Anna Kimata of Punahou School, attending Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program
  • John Paul Le of Spring Branch ISD/Wilchester Elementary, attending Science and Trebuchet Camp
  • Cedrick Mattli of Lovejoy ISD/Lovejoy High School, attending Boston University Summer Camp
  • Lauren Moore of Katy ISD/Kilpatrick Elementary, attending Camp Invention
  • Mayanin Moran of Canutillo ISD/Garcia Elementary School, attending La Paz Academy- Italian
  • Garett Morrison of Comal ISD/Church Hill Middle School, attending Aquatic Sciences Adventure Camp
  • Pranav Murugan of Clear Creek ISD/Westbrook Intermediate School, attending Intermediate Counting and Probability
  • Lorelai Parkhurst of Nacogdoches ISD/Raguet Elementary, attending Lone Star Leadership Academy
  • Micah Pressler of Richardson ISD/Lake Highlands Elementary School, attending Texas A&M Sea Camp
  • Hayden Rinehart of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD/Emmott Elementary, attending Junior National Youth Leaders Conference
  • Benjamin Roberts of Mansfield ISD/Mansfield High School, attending BRG Spittal-North Central Texas Exchange Project
  • Scott Rogers of Judson ISD/Judson High School, attending University of Houston High School Piano Institute
  • Veronica Sanudo of Canutillo ISD/Garcia Elementary School, attending Kids-n-Company
  • Jesse Severance of Keller ISD/Basswood Elementary School, attending Lone Star Leadership Academy
  • Alan Shaw of Round Rock ISD/Westwood High School, attending Community Youth Leadership Camp
  • Jesus Silva of Spring Branch ISD/Cedar Brook Elementary, attending Engineering Camp
  • Sadie Sonnenberg of Frenship ISD/Terra Vista Middle School, attending Science – It’s A Girl Thing
  • Keshawn Wallace of Paris ISD/Thomas Justiss Elementary, attending Shake Hands with Your Future

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.