NAG Adult Grants and Scholarships Application
Completed applications need to be received by December 15th. 

The Nebraska Association For The Gifted will be awarding scholarship(s) and/or grants of up to $1000 for adults in one or more of the following categories:

  • Tuition Reimbursement-- educators enrolled in graduate coursework in high ability learner education.
  • Innovative program for HAL students
  • Professional Development -- Educators wanting to gain professional learning about HAL education by attending the annual NAG conference in Omaha. (Paid registration and travel expenses to NAG Conference) 


Applicants should complete this form as thoroughly and accurately as possible. All applications must be submitted by December 15th. Winners will be notified by February 1st.


Complete the online application below OR download application and email to negifted@gmail.com.  Click here for download.

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Criteria for selection will be based on the timeliness in following deadlines and the thoroughness of response to the following components. Recipients  of an innovative program grant for their school and/or classroom will attend the annual NAG conference the following year to present on how they used the NAG grant and how it impacted their HAL students. A committee from the Nebraska Association for the Gifted will review applications.

If you are a Teacher enrolled in graduate coursework in high ability learner education (Tuition Reimbursement), please submit the following:

1. A brief description of the courses you will be taking and the program of study you are pursuing, including the institution you will be attending and whether or not you have been accepted into the program.

2. A statement regarding if you have requested and/or have received funds elsewhere for these same purposes.

3. A 250 – 500 word essay describing how this award opportunity provided to you would be a “good investment” for the Nebraska Association for the Gifted.

If you are a teacher, home-school and/or community leader wishing to implement an innovative program for high ability students, please submit the following:

1. A brief description of your innovative program for high ability students.

2. A statement regarding if you have requested and/or have received funds elsewhere for these same purposes.

3. An outline of the following information regarding your program:

a. Historical Review (Indicate whether this program is new or if it is a continuation or expansion of an existing program or plan. If ongoing, provide data regarding the program)

b. Target Population (include any specific demographics you are targeting)

c. Goals and Objectives

d. Timeline (include beginning and end dates)

e. Budget

4. A 250 – 500 word essay describing how this award opportunity provided to you would be a “good investment” for the Nebraska Association for the Gifted particularly, that the program can be replicated.

If you are an educator who wishes to enhance their knowledge and skills in the area of teaching high ability learners by attending the NAG Conference, please submit the following: 

  1. A letter from your school district stating your approval to attend the conference.
  2. An essay explaining why this professional development opportunity is important to your growth as an educator, how your attendance will benefit your high ability students, and how you plan to integrate your knowledge into your classroom routines and instruction. 


Please contact two personal references from school, church, or community that will support you in your attempt to secure this award.  Ask them to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf and email it to negifted@gmail.com