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Young Scholars Admissions

Helping Gifted Families Soar

Our program is free to profoundly gifted students and their families and gives them the opportunity to connect and engage in a community that understands their needs.

Eligibility Assessment Partnership

The Davidson Institute has partnered with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) to offer the opportunity to take an official practice SAT powered by Khan Academy.

Scores from this administration can be used to apply to any Davidson Institute program, including the Young Scholars program.

For more information and test administration dates click below to register!

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How to Apply

The Davidson Young Scholars program application is available online through our digital application system. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis during the January-November application cycle.

The 2022 Young Scholars Program Application is currently closed. The 2023 application will open in early January 2023.

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Eligibility Criteria

The Young Scholars program supports families whose children qualify as profoundly or exceptionally gifted. 

Review eligibility and accepted scores
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Portfolio Requirements

The portfolio helps us get to know your child and their abilities outside of what has been included in the parent questions, the testing report, and the nomination form.

See supplemental portfolio information


Pease visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about our program, testing requirements, application, and more. You can also join our live sessions to learn more by clicking the link below. 

Register for a live application Q&A session