To be eligible for the Davidson Young Scholars program, applicants must:
- Be 5 to 16 years old when the application is submitted, and
- Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States, and
- Having documentation of current testing that meets our Testing Requirements.
The Davidson Young Scholars program does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or disability.
The Davidson Institute Review Committee is not able to determine whether a child qualifies for the Young Scholar program without a complete application, as testing information is evaluated in the context of the rest of the application materials.
As part of the application process for the Young Scholar program at least one of the following tests must be submitted. The only tests accepted are those listed below. To be considered, the following testing requirements must be met:
- The official and complete testing report. All individually-administered intelligence and achievement testing reports must include a list of tests administered, the tester’s observations, test scores, explanation of findings, recommendations and the tester’s signature or license number. Talent search and college placement testing reports must include a copy of an official score report (either paper or electronic) from the organization who administered the test. This report must list the student’s testing or member ID number.
- Testing should be no more than four years old. Applicants must have been at least four years old when test was administered. We will consider testing administered up to four years prior to the application. Testing that is over four years old cannot be used to determine program eligibility.
- Test scores must meet or exceed the qualification criteria listed below.