Davidson Young Scholars

The Davidson Young Scholars program provides FREE services designed to nurture the intellectual, social, emotional, and academic development of profoundly intelligent young people between the ages of 5 and 18 (students must be between the ages of 5 and 16 when applying).
Families choose their level of involvement in each of the following:

  • Consulting Services
    Individualized support from a professional who can assist with resource location, educational advocacy, talent development, college planning, academic support, and social and emotional development
  • An Online Community
    The opportunity to connect, share experiences and learn from other parents and Young Scholars, as well as participate in online seminars with experts in various fields
  • In-person Connections
    Attend the annual summer event to meet other Young Scholar families and the Davidson Institute team, or make local connections by attending informal get-togethers arranged by Young Scholar families throughout the year
  • Community Service Endeavors
    Young Scholars may submit their community service activities to be recognized in the online community. They may also apply to the Ambassador Program to develop, initiate, and manage a significant community service project with training and advisement support
  • Summer Programs (fee-based)
    Residential summer programs are available for Young Scholars ages 8 to 16
    • STARS is a week-long opportunity for Young Scholars only, between the ages of 8 and 12
    • THINK is a three-week college program open to qualified students between the ages of 13 and 16

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