MAGE Distinguished Student Scholarship
Nicholas Green Award 2020

About the Award:  

The purpose of this award program is to inspire children to achieve to their fullest potential, highlight exceptional students, and to draw attention to the educational needs of our nation’s gifted and talented students. 

The recipient of the Nicholas Green Award will receive a certificate and a scholarship to participate in an enrichment program of his/her choosing (i.e. summer arts, robotics or other summer workshops/camps, online courses, etc.) Funding to defray the costs of the program will be a maximum of $500 per individual. More than one student may receive an award, depending on funds available.

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Eligibility: Students with exemplary potential in one or more areas. They must be Massachusetts residents who are in grades 3 through 8 at the time of the nomination.

Nomination: A student can be nominated by a teacher, parent, or counselor.  

Deadline: April 17, 2020




  • In your email or letter explaining why the nominee is deserving of the award, what sets him/her apart from other students, and how the nominee is impacting others. 

  • More than one recommendation is helpful for the committee’s evaluation.

  • Email to with the student’s last name and Rec in the subject line

  • If you wish to send a letter, mail it to Nicholas Green Committee, c/o Carol Lach, 33 Sloane Drive, Framingham MA 01701

Additional funds are needed to continue this award.  

Please help us make a difference in the lives of our bright, deserving students.


The Nicholas Green Foundation recognized a gifted student in every state annually from 2000-2013. The $500 scholarship was made possible through a generous donation from the Green family, which was administered by NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children). Nicholas was a bright seven-year-old who was killed in a senseless shooting while on vacation in Italy. His parents wanted to keep his memory alive, and they donated money they had saved for his college expenses to fund this award.  

Although the foundation funds ran out in 2013, the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education is keeping this award alive with donations from our members and friends of the gifted and talented.  

As you may know, there are no state funds currently earmarked for Gifted and Talented students in Massachusetts, nor are there any state-wide programs that help to challenge these students. MAGE feels that it is important to recognize and inspire advanced students. In lieu of a savings bond, the MAGE committee decided to defray costs for the awardees to participate in summer institutes, online courses, and other programs for high ability students. We believe that this option will have an important impact on the student’s life beyond a financial benefit. Often, it is through these specific programs that advanced students gain a sense of belonging and gain social-emotional skills in addition to the cognitive challenges.  

Nominations are accepted each year from January through mid-April.
For further information, contact:

Carol Lach
MAGE Nicholas Green Awards Committee

Nicholas Green Awardees from the past

Where are They Now?

MAGE Services Network​ Need-based Scholarships & Financial Aid​

Ten percent of all money that comes in for MAGE Services goes to fund scholarships and provide financial aid for bright, gifted, and advanced students whose families would not otherwise be able to afford our services. 


This includes payment plans and awards. 

Each situation is different. We do our best to help any students who need it.

In this way, we hope to help support all students who need us.

To find out more about these options.

Contact: MaryGrace Stewart, Ed.D.

MAGE Services Network Coordinator

Davidson Fellows Scholarships

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.

Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. The 2020 Davidson Fellows will be honored at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a special reception.