Four Davidson Fellow Laureates and 13 Davidson Fellows were honored September 28, 2005 at the Library of Congress for their innovative breakthroughs and prodigious works in the fields of Science, Technology, Mathematics and Humanities.
During the Davidson Fellows award ceremony at the Library of Congress, Jan Davidson, co-founder of the Davidson Institute, highlighted the importance of nurturing students. "These students' achievements didn't just happen. Many people helped to further these students' goals. But there are other children that need to be nurtured and given the opportunity to excel. You have seen what these Fellows are capable of, and I hope you will be open to nurturing bright young people of all ages eveywhere by supporting and encouraging them."
In recognition of their achievements, each of the students was honored individually with a trophy and glowing introductions delivered by Bob and Jan Davidson. Each Davidson Fellow Laureate received a $50,000 scholarship, and the Davidson Fellows each received either a $25,000 or $10,000 scholarship.
The Davidson Institute would like to thank Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, reception co-sponsor, champion of quality education at the local, state and federal levels and longtime supporter of the Davidson Institute.
The Davidson Institute would also like to thank Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, reception co-sponsor and champion of gifted education legislation.