There is no fee to apply to, or participate in, the Young Scholars program.
Decision notifications will be sent via email to the primary contact listed in the application by the end of the review month. Because of the large volume of applications we receive, it often takes the entire month to complete the review process. All applicants will receive an email stating whether the applicant is accepted, not eligible, or if more information is needed. Please do not contact staff to check on an applicant’s status during the review month as this delays the process for all applicants. If you have not received a decision notification by the first day of the month following the review, please first check your junk/spam folder. If you do not see an email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
"My interactions with the Family Consultants, the resources they have recommended, the Summit, and parents of other Young Scholars via eLists and Bulletin Boards have been crucial to a life-changing education for my daughter.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of the role the Davidson Institute has played in our lives."
- Davidson Young Scholar Parent
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.