All Davidson Young Scholars are eligible to apply for the Ambassador Program. Visit the How to Apply page for information on how to become a Davidson Young Scholar.
The purpose of the Ambassador Program is to foster learning and civic engagement through community service, volunteerism and leadership in highly motivated and mature Young Scholars. The Ambassador Program is an opportunity for Young Scholars to draw upon their unique skills and talents to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Ambassadors will develop, initiate and manage a significant community service project, as well as receive training and advisement on topics such as:
Meet the Class of 2017 Young Scholar Ambassadors - These young social entrepreneurs always welcome community support for their projects, so be sure to visit their websites to learn how you can get involved.
"We are very grateful for all you and everyone at Davidson have done.
The Ambassador Program is truly an amazing learning opportunity for Johnny.
He has learned so much from the experience that he can’t find on the books, and he continues to learn every day.
The training was systematic and well planned. Most important of all is your personalized guidance
with team support, even after the training. That has really made the difference and helped him gain much confidence.
He is very fortunate to be able to enjoy working on something he is most passionate about."
- Wendy (mother of a YS Ambassador)
"The Young Scholars Ambassador Program was a perfect fit for Calista;
the right program at the right age and time! So many adventures and lessons learned."
- Cynde (mother of a YS Ambassador)
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 here.