Davidson Fellows Award

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$25,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 12

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Davidson Institute for Talent Development

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately 15 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be 18 years of age or younger as of October 1, 2019.
  4. Must have completed a 'significant piece of work' in one of the designated submission categories. Categories include science, technology, mathematics, music (composer, vocalist, classical instrumentalist, or jazz instrumentalist), literature, philosophy, or a combination of these categories.
  5. Must plan to attend an accredited institution of higher education to apply for this freshman year award.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for U.S. students who are 18 years of age or younger as of October 1, 2018. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a significant accomplishment(s) in science, technology, mathematics, music, literature, or philosophy.

Application requirements for the Davidson Fellows Award are:

  • Application form
  • Nominations (3)
  • Essay
  • Video
Additional Information: Applicants must complete a project in the field of science, technology, mathematics, music, literature, philosophy, or a combination of these disciplines with a project considered 'Outside the Box.' Each submission must be a piece of original work recognized by experts in the field as "significant" AND it must have the potential to make a positive contribution to society. The following criteria will be used for the selection of Davidson Fellows: quality and scope of entry (50 points), the level of significance of the work (30 points), and the applicant's depth of knowledge and understanding of the work and the related domain area (20 points). Recipients must be available to attend, with at least one parent or guardian, the awards reception and other recognition events to be held in Washington D.C. (Travel expenses and lodging will be paid by the Davidson Institute.)

Award Amount: $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $25,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, February 12

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, February 12

The completed fellows application are available online in November. Each applicant must submit: an official Davidson Fellows application, the specific application relating to the specific category of the prodigious work, and three nominating forms (one from a mentor or supervising scientist; one from a teacher, tutor, or school administrator; and one from a professional in the field related to the work.) All nominators must be familiar with the work being submitted. Family members may not serve as nominators. All nominating forms must be submitted directly to the Davidson Institute by the nominator. All applicants are notified on or before July 15 each year. Other required application components include: an essay discussing the significance of the work; an essay discussing how the work will benefit society; an essay discussing the applicant's process of creating the work; and three copies of a 15-minute VHS cassette that summarizes why the applicant chose to complete the project, how the work evolved, and how the work should be applied. These four requirements are discussed in detail on the application in the section 'attachments to the application'. These four attachments are required for all categories. Please check the individual application for each category for additional requirements specific to that category.
Contact: Julie Dudley
Address: 9665 Gateway Drive Suite B Reno, Nevada 89521

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