Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship

About this Award: 

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.


Scholarships are awarded on the basis of significant work. Significant work is an accomplishment that experts in the field recognize as meaningful and has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. Such work may be:  


• an exceptionally creative application of existing knowledge

• a new idea with high impact

• an innovative solution with broad-range implications

• an important advancement that can be replicated and built upon

• an interdisciplinary discovery

• a prodigious performance 

• another demonstration of extraordinary accomplishment







Number of Awards Available: 




February 23, 2022


Region of Study: 

United States


Level of Study: 

Applicant must be under the age of 18


Eligibility : 

To be eligible for the Davidson Fellows scholarship, an applicant must:


• Be 18 or younger as of Oct. 1, 2019.

• Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas due to active U.S. military duty.

• Have completed a significant piece of work in one of the submission categories.

• Be able to demonstrate that the work is his or her own creation.

• Be able to attend, with at least one parent or guardian, the awards reception in Washington, D.C. (Note: Travel and lodging expenses will be paid by the Institute.)


Application Instructions: 

Please visit the Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship program website for detailed application instructions: https://www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows-Scholarship/How-to-Apply