Gifted children’s families often struggle and sacrifice to find the money to pay for their children’s tuition to private schools. Although there are few scholarships specifically for gifted students, some are available to help families afford private school tuition, and can help ease the financial burden on families.

The Top 10 Online College website details 25 scholarships for gifted students. Some of them include:

The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship for Exceptional Children

The Institute for Educational Advancement sponsors this scholarship for gifted middle and high school students. Excellent academic marks are required, and the scholarship provides four years of full-tuition to the institution that is best for students’ intellectual needs. Students should score in the 97th percentile or higher in at least one academic area and show a strong desire to learn to qualify for this scholarship.


Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship for Exceptional Children
569 South Marengo Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 403-8900

Adelle Mclendon Young Leader Scholarship

This scholarship is offered in memory of a well-regarded gifted education leader, and it focuses on developing leadership potential. The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented offers this scholarship to graduating, gifted high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary institution in the U.S. The scholarship is for $2,500.


Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarships
1524 South IH 35 Suite 205
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 499-8248

The Mensa Foundation U.S. Scholarship Program

The U.S. scholarship program covers all of the country, receives more than 10,000 applications, and awards more than $87,000 a year. The Foundation’s U.S. scholarship program relies on approximately 400 volunteers around the country with support from the Foundation’s office staff. U.S. applicants need not be Mensa members.

Begin the scholarship process here.
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