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Updates from Davidson Institute

2012 Davidson Fellows $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 Scholarships

If you are a student who will be 18 or younger as of Oct. 4, 2012 and are working on a graduate-level project in any field of study, please consider applying for the 2012 Davidson Fellows scholarship. The Davidson Institute for Talent Development offers high-achieving young people across the country the opportunity to be named a 2012 Davidson Fellow, an honor accompanied by a $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 scholarship in recognition of a significant piece of work in Science, Technology, Mathematics, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box.

Applicants must submit an original piece of work recognized by experts in the field as significant that has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. The scholarship may be used at any accredited institute of learning. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2012. To find out more, please visit www.DavidsonGifted.org/Fellows.

 The Davidson Academy of Nevada – Apply for 2012-2013 School Year

The Davidson Academy of Nevada, a free public day school for profoundly gifted pupils on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Application materials can be downloaded at www.DavidsonAcademy.UNR.edu. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis with a final deadline of April 1, 2012. However, if an applicant is applying for the Davidson

Academy Residential Program, the application is due by Dec. 1, 2011.

The Davidson Academy seeks to provide profoundly gifted young people an advanced educational opportunity matched to their abilities, strengths and interests. Unlike many traditional school settings, the Academy’s classes are not grouped by age-based grades, but by ability level. To be eligible to attend The Davidson Academy, students must be

at the middle or high school level across all subject areas and score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ or college entrance tests, such as the SAT or ACT. Hear from current students and parents, familiarize yourself with faculty and staff, network with others and ask specific questions at one of the Academy tours and information sessions. View tour dates and RSVP at www.DavidsonAcademy.UNR.edu/Tours.

Also, The Davidson Academy is accepting applications for the Residential Program for the 2012-2013 school year. Residential students live with local host families during the school year so their families do not have to relocate in order for them to attend school. All residential students from out of state will be required to pay tuition as well as room and board fees. In-state students will only be required to pay room and board fees. To apply for the Residential Program, a completed Davidson Academy Application and Residential Program Interest Form are due by the Dec. 1, 2011 deadline.

 Davidson Young Scholars – Monthly Application Deadline

The national Davidson Young Scholars program helps profoundly gifted students discover others with similar interests and abilities, utilizing their unique skills and talents to maximize their educational potential and make a difference in the lives of others. Parents collaborate with a skilled team of Family Consultants who provide individualized services based on each family’s unique needs, such as in the areas of educational advocacy, social and emotional development, and talent development. With a deadline of the first of each month, the Davidson Young Scholar application can be found at www.DavidsonGifted.org/YoungScholars along with Young Scholar Success Stories about how the Young Scholars program has helped make a difference in students’ lives.