Contests & Scholarships

KGTC Scholarship Application NOW OPEN!

Kansas Association for the Gifted, Talented & Creative 2024 KGTC Summer Exploration Scholarship 

Attention Kansas Gifted Students!! 

Summer is the perfect time to explore your passions and interests - and luckily these days there are all kinds of great summer educational programs! From exploring space to coding your own videogames and from learning a new language to designing robots 

the opportunities are endless! 

KGTC is continuing our annual tradition of offering three (3) $300 scholarships towards the registration cost of attending a summer educational program. 

One student will be selected from each of the following grade levels 

* 3rd-5th grade* *6th-8th grade* *9th-12th grade* 

Requirements to Apply: 

* 3rd-12th grade student for 2024-2025 school year who will be receiving gifted services * Attending a verifiable summer educational program 

* Completed Google Form application submitted before deadline 

* Willingness to submit a short presentation about summer experience 

Application is available as a Google Form using this link: 

Application opens: Sunday, March 17 Application deadline: Sunday, April 7 No late applications will be accepted. Winners will be notified by April 30. 

Additional Details - Please Read BEFORE completing Application 

Open to Kansas gifted students entering grades 3-12 for the 2024-2025 school year Gifted Facilitators will be contacted to verify student is currently receiving services 

Answers to application questions need to be WRITTEN BY THE STUDENT 

Reviewers will be looking for authenticity, interest and excitement about their summer opportunities and educational exploration 

Scholarship payment will be made directly to the summer program, unless payment has already been made. If payment has already been made, parents must present a paid receipt from the summer program to KGTC to receive a reimbursement payment 

Students receiving the scholarship will be asked to share information about their summer experiences at the KGTC Convention in October 2024 in the form of a short video, slide show, letter or other creative method. By accepting the scholarship, the student and parent agree that the student will provide their presentation materials to KGTC no later than October 1, 2024.

National Student Poetry Contest - Deadline April 30

Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship: A merit-based, need blind high school scholarship program. Annually, we pay tuition for over 100 CDB Scholars nationwide to attend a high school program that best suits their individual academic goals and learning styles—independent, boarding, parochial, homeschool/hybrid, charter, online, early college programs. Students apply in 7th grade and are selected as they begin 8th grade, so my team can work with them as they research, visit, and apply to high schools and programs. We support and maintain regular contact with our community of Scholars throughout high school, and with twenty classes of college graduate CDB alumni, have forged an engaged, vibrant network.

We would love to see more students from Kansas apply for our scholarship! We're excited to announce that the application for the graduating class of 2028 is now available. All applications will be due on April 17, 2023. All information regarding how to apply can be found on our website.

An art contest for students 1st – 12th grades.  Deadline for submissions is October 7, 2022
“I Love my County”  sponsored by National Association of Counties.
Johnson County  has set up their own dedicated link:

2023 KGTC Summer Explorations Scholarship Applications DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 30th

KGTC is offering a $300 scholarship towards a summer educational program for one elementary, one middle and one high school Kansas gifted student. Is your idea of summer fun spelunking to discover unique geo formations or learning about sequencing genes in a lab? Whatever you are passionate about...KGTC wants to help make it the best summer ever!Gifted students only and gifted teacher must confirm gifted status. Winners noified May 7th.


GE-Reagan Scholarship Propgram

January 6, 2022 Deadline

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships offers the largest scholarships available to exceptionally high achieving, low-income students. Scholars receive up to $40,000 a year to cover tuition, living expenses, books and other fees. Cooke Scholars come from every state with no restriction on background, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, political affiliation or citizenship status.  2022 applications open February 7, 2022

Appelley Publishing Poetry Contest Grades 3 - 12

Appelley Publishing poetry contest with 3 age groupings for entries.  Entries must be received by Nov 17, 2021 

The New York Times 2nd Annual STEM Writng Contest

Writing contest for anyone aged 11 - 19.  We invite students to choose an issue or question in science, technology, engineering, math or health, then write an engaging 500-word explanation. Contest Dates: Jan. 19-March 2, 2021.  Click link above for more information and how to submit.

NEW!   Scientist for a Day Essay Contest   KGTC Facebook page link
NASA's Radioscope Power Systems Program wants you to think like a scientist and decide where to expore next.  Learn what you can about Ariel, Oberon, and Titania, three moons of Uranus.  Write a 300 word essay about which moon you send a robotic spacecraft to investigate.  Deadline is February 12, 2021 and open to 5th - 12th grades.

Kansas State Historical Society Request For Student Stories of COVID-19 Shelter At Home and Virtual Learning
Kansas students requested to tell their stories of what life was like during the COVID-19 Shelter at Home times.  What was virtual learning like?  How did you stay in touch with friends and families?  What have you done while at home?  Submissions through August 1, 2020 to   Click link above for additional information.

James T. Webb Memorial Scholarship
The James T. Webb Memorial Scholarship provides free registration to our annual conference for a young conference participant (age 11-17) and their parent or caregiver.  Conference July 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  Applications due June 15, 2019
Click HERE for the nomination form and application

National Council of Teachers of English
Awards for student writing in various categories.  Please see more information via the website link Scholarships:

KGTC Student Scholarship Winners

Toland Fry (Shawnee Mission School District)
Quinn Titchner (Manhattan-Ogden School District)
Dominik Back (Pittsburg School District)

Elizabeth Hohman (Aubrey Bend Middle School)
Hattie Young  (Overland Trail Middle School)

John Castagnola (Derby) - Attending Wichita State University Lego Robotics Engineering Camp
Elyce Pfiefer (Maize High School) - Attending Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Camp