Providing community, resources & scholarships for gifted young people.
For more than 20 years, the Davidson Institute has grown into a robust organization that provides a community, opportunities, and resources for profoundly gifted young people and their families.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Davidson Institute do?
We provide a number of programs and scholarships to support the holistic development of profoundly gifted students, ages 5 - 18.
When and why was the Davidson Institute established?
The Davidson Institute was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1999. Our mission is to recognize the nation's profoundly gifted youth and support them academically, socially, and emotionally, so they may reach their highest potential.
How do I get in touch?
Please take a look at our Contact Us page!
2022 In-Person Summer Program Applications Are Open
We are pleased to share that all three of our summer programs have opened their applications for the 2022 season! Every year, we provide unique academic and social opportunities for our nation's highly gifted youth at the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Our programs serve students 8 - 16, but space is limited so apply early.
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“The Young Scholars Ambassador Program has changed the way I look at the world positively. The seminars are what have helped me the most . . . These taught me how to become a better person and deeply influenced my thinking in terms of improving my charity.”
“Although a few years have passed since I aged out of the Young Scholars program, I will never forget everything the Davidson Institute has done for me and for my family. This group has given me the confidence to face even the toughest of challenges, and has made me both strong and proud of who I am. The strength of the other scholars is breathtaking, and I thank this group for teaching me so much.”
I am now pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at Northwestern, working on cutting-edge nanochemistry at one of the finest research institutions in the world. I have no idea if I’d be here without my experience at Davidson’s THINK Summer Institute . . . but when I teach general chemistry, I look back to my teachers at THINK as an example of how to connect with my students and help them understand why what they are studying matters.