All young people should have an opportunity to develop their talents in positive ways to create value for themselves and others.
There should be no ceiling to your child's education. With the Davidson Young Scholars Program, there won't be. Our gifted 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. Families choose their level of involvement. From individualized support from a family consultant, including academic and college advising, to opportunities to interact with other Young Scholars during summer programs and much more, the Young Scholars Program sets students and their families up to succeed academically, emotionally and socially.
Family Consultants offer individualized support. Our highly gifted program can assist with resource location, school navigation, talent development, college planning, academic support, and social and emotional development.
Our private website provides 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.
Residential summer programs are
available for Young Scholars ages
Our gifted program provides opportunities to connect with like-minded, high achieving peers at the annual summer event while meeting 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.
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.
More than 3,000 of our nation's
brightest young people are Davidson Young Scholars. Read some of their success stories about their experience with our gifted program.Need assistance now? Check out these FREE Davidson Institute Guidebooks.
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.