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Mary Frasier Equity and Excellence Award

Award to a Georgia Individual or Organization to Recognize the Provision
of Services to Gifted Students from Underrepresented Groups

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Georgia Association for Gifted Children (GAGC)

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Award to a Georgia organization or individual for having demonstrated exemplary achievement in recognizing the talent of and providing services to gifted students from underrepresented groups (minority, economically disadvantaged, disabled, or those with limited English proficiency).

Awards will be judged on the following criteria:

1. Impact

The contributions made by an individual, group, or organization toward equity and excellence for underrepresented groups of gifted students should demonstrate:

- Positive efforts that have been sustained over time;
- Positive influence on others - directly or through a ripple effect;
- Promise for continued influence on the field and/or other individuals (e.g., students, teachers, other professionals), particularly in the state of Georgia.

2. Relationship to Dr. Frasier's Work

The contribution(s) of this individual, group, or organization should have a clear relationship to Dr. Frasier's work. Specifically, the nominee(s) shall have successfully addressed one or more of the issues that Dr. Frasier identified as persistent barriers to the identification of gifted students from underrepresented populations:

- Attitude: The nominee has demonstrated a proficiency view of students who are culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged and/or have specific disabilities. The nominee has enthusiastically and persistently modeled his/her conviction that gifts and talents exist or can emerge from minority or low-income students.
- Access: The actions of the nominee have led to expanded opportunities for culturally, linguistically and/or economically diverse students to participate in advanced programming.
- Assessment: The actions of the nominee have contributed to more equitable identification practices by improving one or more steps in the process used to recognize and evaluate the presence of and degree of giftedness in students from underrepresented groups (e.g., screening procedures, advocacy, referrals, test selection).
- Accommodation: The nominee has been instrumental in designing and/or implementing a program and/or curricular experiences that support the needs and interests of gifted students who are culturally, linguistically, or economically diverse or who have disabilities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150683

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any individual, group, or organization that has advanced the pioneering work of Dr. Mary M. Frasier is eligible for this award.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations shall be completed online and submitted by December 15, 2017. Additional supporting documentation should be submitted via email by December 15, 2017 as well.


The award recipient will be recognized at the annual GAGC convention. He or she will receive a complimentary registration to this year’s convention, a plaque presented at the convention, and a certificate of recognition from the GAGC President.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Additional supporting documentation should be submitted via email to

Contact Information:

Leigh Brown, Awards Chair

Kathy Kennedy, Executive Assistant

Georgia Association for Gifted Children
1579F Monroe Drive, #321
Atlanta, Georgia 30324

Phone/Fax: 404-875-2284

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia