Rutgers Gifted Education Scholarship Application

The Joyce VanTassel-Baska Scholarship Endowment funds annual $1,000 scholarship awards of Dr. VanTassel-Baska's contributions to the field of gifted education and to the Rutgers Gifted Education Certificate Program, and in support of educators who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in working with gifted learners.

The new Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) Scholarships provides two additional $1,000 scholarship awards to educators taking their first course in the certificate series.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is November 1st.  The scholarship awards will be announced at the annual Rutgers Gifted Education Conference, November 22. Awards are applied toward recipients' Gifted Education Certificate Program tuition and fees for the coming year.

Only individuals who have applied and been accepted into the Rutgers Gifted Education Certificate Program, or who are already working toward their certificates, will be considered for these scholarships.  If you have not applied for this program, please go to  

To apply for the Joyce Van Tassel-Baska Scholarship or the DoCS Scholarship, please complete the following form and click "Submit."

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If you are currently employed, please provide the name of your employer (e.g. Cherry Hill Public Schools).

Please provide the City and State of your employer.

Gifted Education Certificate Program

Scholarship Essay Questions

To learn more about the Gifted Education Certificate program, please visit
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