Davidson THINK Summer Institute (THINK) is a three-week residential gifted summer program for qualifying students ages 13 to 16. Located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, THINK offers students the opportunity to take two college courses taught by university faculty for college credit.
The 2021 summer application will open December 2020 and close in March 2021. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and course placement is first-come, first-served, so we recommend applying early. How to Apply >
"THINK is a challenging summer program that more than prepared me for an Ivy League institution. It was the first time I was genuinely challenged intellectually, and that was awesome. Much more importantly, I made friends at THINK. It was incredible to get along with my peers for the first time. The THINK experience not only gave me confidence in my ability to relate to other kids, it helped me adjust better to high school when I got back home. I did not start on the path to becoming the person I am today until I went to THINK.""THINK is by far the best summer program I've attended with the most diverse and fun group of students, staff, and faculty. THINK is a great way to earn college credits while meeting a great group of kids. Especially if you've never taken a college class before, THINK is a rigorous but fun way to get started."Read more Student Profiles >
Started in 1999, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people ages 18 and under, and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.
Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Read more about this population in this article.