Davidson THINK Summer Institute (THINK) is a three-week residential summer program for gifted students ages 13 to 16. Located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, THINK offers students the opportunity to take two college courses taught by university faculty for college credit.
The 2021 THINK application deadline is April 9, 2021. We are planning to move forward with an in-person program. The health and safety of our participants is always a top priority, and we will be implementing protocols and plans to address the unique circumstances of this summer. More information can be found on the Health and Wellness page. Due to the unique circumstances of the year, financial commitment is not required until April 5th. Need-based scholarships available. How to Apply >
"THINK is a challenging summer program that more than prepared me for an Ivy League institution. It was the first time I was genuinely challenged intellectually, and that was awesome. Much more importantly, I made friends at THINK. It was incredible to get along with my peers for the first time. The THINK experience not only gave me confidence in my ability to relate to other kids, it helped me adjust better to high school when I got back home. I did not start on the path to becoming the person I am today until I went to THINK.""THINK is by far the best summer program I've attended with the most diverse and fun group of students, staff, and faculty. THINK is a great way to earn college credits while meeting a great group of kids. Especially if you've never taken a college class before, THINK is a rigorous but fun way to get started."Read more Student Profiles >
The following disclosure is provided pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 598.1305:The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a Nevada non-profit corporation which is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt private operating foundation. We are dedicated to supporting the intellectual and social development of profoundly gifted students age 18 and under through a variety of programs. Contributions are tax deductible.
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.