Davidson Fellows - Up to $50,000

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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.

Davidson Fellows named as one of "The 10 Biggest Scholarships in the World" by TheBestColleges.org and one of "7 Prestigious Undergrad Scholarships" in U.S. News & World Report.

Davidson Fellows Scholarship - How to Apply

Step 1: Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration as a Davidson Fellow, applicants 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.

  • There is no minimum age for eligibility.

The Davidson Institute is looking for students whose projects are at, or close to, the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study. This scholarship is not geared toward students at the novice level. See specific Category Requirements below.

Davidson Fellows must be available to attend, with one parent or guardian, the awards reception and other recognition events to be held in September in Washington, D.C. (Travel expenses and lodging will be provided by the Institute.)

Step 2: Review Category Requirements and Project Criteria

Category Requirements

STEM Categories -  ScienceTechnologyEngineeringMathematics

Humanities Categories - LiteratureMusicPhilosophy
 
Outside the Box

Project Criteria

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

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