Due to the intense nature of the program, Davidson THINK Summer Institute is limited to a select number of students. Applicants must demonstrate both exceptional ability and the potential to benefit from the course offerings, as well as the social and emotional maturity and organization skills to thrive in this three-week residential environment.
"THINK made a huge difference in my life. I will always treasure my experiences in Reno,
and the growth I had there truly changed my confidence, my worldview, and my ability to succeed
both academically and socially...Keep changing gifted kids' lives! You certainly changed mine."
- Past THINKer
Started in 1999, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people ages 18 and under, and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.
Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Read more about this population in this article.