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NEW!  Every Einstein's Young Women's Inventor Contest

Inventors contest for young women grades 4 - 8.  Cash prizes at each grade level for student and their school.  See link for more details. Email

Deadline is May 4, 2019

National Youth Science Camp

Scholarships for 2 graduating seniors from each US state.  Includes airfare, registration, for camp in West Virginia from June 27, 2019 to July 20, 2019.  Deadline is February 28, 2019

Click HERE for information and registration link.

2019 Kansas Book Festival Youth Writing Contest

Theme: To the Stars Kansas has a long and rich history. Describe an event from our state’s past. Then explain what Kansans of today can learn from this event, and how the event can help our state to move forward. Writing contest open to Kansas students in grades 3-12. Winners selected in each of the four Congressional Districts at each level (3-5, 6-8, and 9-12).  Click HERE for more 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 

2019 Kansas KidWind Challenge
The KidWind Challenge is an annual event which allows students to explore the power of wind by building and testing their own wind turbines and then competing against other middle- and high-school teams.

2019 International Aviation Art Contest  Kansas Entries  for "My Dream to Fly"

This year's theme is "My Dream to Fly".  Artwork is judged, at least in part, for it creative use of the theme in relation to the aviation world.  3 Different Age Groups for submissions.       Click HERE to see Rules and and Entry Form​​

**  Deadline January 18, 2019

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.

National Council of Teachers of English

​Awards for student writing in various categories.  Please see more information via the website link.

This site offers  ideas and links for more activities offered in the State of Kansas for the gifted student.  If you are aware of other activities that might be added to this resource, please contact KGTC by using the contact page.

Student Contests & Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2019 KGTC

Summer Exploration Scholarship Winners!

Rebecca Xue

Lakewood Middle School in Overland Park

​Rebecca will be using her scholarship to attend the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth offered through Franklin and Marshall College


Katrina Turner

Derby Public Schools in Derby

   Katrina will be using her scholarship to attend the Texas Tech Meat Judging Camp offered through Texas Tech University Department of Animal and Food Sciences

    Thank you to all our Summer Explorations Scholarship applicants!