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


2021 KGTC Summer Explorations Scholarship

    Applications Now OPEN!

Deadline is Sunday February 28th

2 Scholarships open to Gifted Students Grades 6 - 12

Click title above for information and application link

Click the contest or scholarship name for more information.

NEW!  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.

 2020 Rubik's Cube Competition in Maize, KS

This Rubik's Cube Competition is free -- registration is required.  Thursday April 2, 2020 3:45pm - 8:00pm.  Questions? Contact Leigh Johnson@Maize High School   Teams can borrow a set of cubes (needed to compete) for free from the "You Can Do the Rubik's Cube" organization.

Click HERE for Full Flier and Contest Information

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.

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 

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.


2020 KGTC Summer Explorations Scholarship

2020:  John Castagnola & Elyce Pfiefer

2019: Rebecca Xue & ​Katrina Turner

    Thank you to all our Summer Explorations Scholarship applicants!