Davidson Fellows Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $50,000
Awards Available: 20

We award $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to gifted and high-achieving students, 18 years old or under, who have completed a significant piece of work. The 2022 application is now available with a deadline of Feb. 9, 2022.

All projects submitted must follow the rules and procedures outlined below. Fellows Projects that do not meet these requirements may be disqualified.

Considerations for all applicants:

A) All applications must be submitted on time.

B) Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

C) A) Each applicant may submit only one application.

D) Applications may not be sent via e-mail.

E) The Davidson Fellows program runs all applications through plagiarism detection software.

Considerations for all applicants in STEM Categories:

Applications involving human subjects or live vertebrates are NOT eligible.

Projects involving the following live invertebrates are eligible: C. elegans, Drosophila, Hydra. Additionally, projects involving zebrafish no older than 168 hours post-fertilization are eligible.

Tissue-related projects are eligible, if the applicant can demonstrate:

A) the materials were collected for other purposes;

B) no embryos were sacrificed;

C) the student is collaborating with a qualified lead scientist; and

D) the lead scientist provides to the Institute documented approval from a recognized Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Scientific Review Committee (SRC).

Please submit documentation with the preliminary portion of the application which will be reviewed by the Davidson Fellows program, who, at its sole discretion, will determine eligibility. The Davidson Fellows program may, in its sole discretion, also require that other conditions be met before tissue-related projects will be further considered.

Davidson Fellows Scholarship Conditions

Each scholarship may be used only for qualified tuition and related expenses, as defined in the Internal Revenue Code §117(b) and related regulations. The Davidson Institute shall determine the time and conditions of payment of scholarships at its sole discretion. The Davidson Institute may specify the documentation required to ensure that the recipient is following an appropriate course of study. If the Davidson Fellow withdraws from school – or his or her progress is unsatisfactory and the Fellow makes no alternate arrangements to pursue courses at the same or another educational institution – then, at its sole discretion, the Davidson Institute may terminate the scholarship.

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