Javits-Frasier Scholars Program

The Application Period is Closed. Notifications will be sent during the third week of of August, 2016. 

NAGC recognizes the vital role that educators play in identifying and developing gifts and talents in today's diverse student body and supports nationwide efforts to provide training to ensure highly qualified educators in every classroom. In addition, NAGC values equity and excellence and is committed to developing leaders who can effectively advocate for under-represented groups.


The Javits-Frasier Scholars Program seeks to increase culturally and linguistically diverse students' access to talent development opportunities through teacher and school counselor/psychologist training and support related to equity and excellence in gifted education. This scholarship program strives to identify passionate, innovative educators in communities across the country where students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are historically under-represented in gifted programs. 

Educators from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.bit.ly-J-F2016.com.png

Selection Criteria
  • Applicant must work in a Title I School.
  • Applicant has not previously attended an NAGC Convention.
  • Applicant may receive this award only once.
  • Applicant must be new (1-2 years of experience) to teaching and/or new to gifted/talented education.
Scholarship recipients receive professional development opportunities that include:
  • Travel stipend (plus hotel) to attend the NAGC Annual Convention
  • Complimentary registration to the NAGC Annual Convention
  • Professional Mentor from the NAGC community
  • A full two-year membership in NAGC
  • A chance to make a difference

Please direct your questions concerning the Javits-Frasier Scholars Program to Jeff Danielian.  

Make a donation to the Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund, click here.

Javits-Frasier Class of 2015-16 Scholars

Find Out More

Learn more about Mary Frasier's research and suggestions for teachers
Read about the Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act
Read about NAGC efforts to increase awareness of underrepresented populations in gifted programs Hear what the first class of Frasier Scholars have to say about the Scholarship Program