Young People Honored for Groundbreaking
Institute Awards Achievers with $10,000 and $50,000 Scholarships
Reno, Nev., (July 15, 2002) – Research findings that could revolutionize automobile engine design to reduce gasoline consumption, research leading scientists closer to a cure for cancer, a breakthrough in human genome research, innovative computer programs maximizing storage capacities of wireless and handheld devices - these projects are only a few of the 17 significant works of the 2002 Davidson Fellows. In recognition of their achievements, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development will award five of the Davidson Fellows $50,000 scholarships and 12 will receive $10,000 scholarships.
The Davidson Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted young people, established the Davidson Fellows Award in 2001 to encourage, recognize and reward young people for a significant achievement in science, technology, mathematics, music, literature or philosophy. Applicants must submit a significant piece of work that has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. On September 25, the 2002 Davidson Fellows will receive their scholarships and will be recognized for their accomplishments at an awards ceremony to be held in their honor in Washington, D.C.
"All of the 2002 Davidson Fellows recipients presented projects that have been highly acclaimed as innovative breakthroughs and prodigious works by recognized professionals in a particular field of study," said Marie Capurro, Director of Programs and Services at the Davidson Institute.
This year, five Davidson Fellow Laureates will each receive a $50,000 scholarship:
Twelve Davidson Fellows will each receive a $10,000 scholarship:
Former educational software entrepreneurs, philanthropists and co-founders of the Davidson Institute, Jan and Bob Davidson are committed to making a difference among America's highly intelligent young people.
"We are happy to celebrate and recognize the 2002 Davidson Fellows," said Bob Davidson. "These young people are the ones who will fuel advances in science, mathematics and technology, as well as propel society to new heights in music and literature."
"We hope that by recognizing these outstanding young people that we will be encouraging them to further develop their talents, inspire other young people and help make positive contributions to our nation's future," added Jan Davidson.
Located in Reno,
Nev., the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
operating foundation, founded in 1999 by educational software
entrepreneurs, Bob and Jan Davidson.
The mission of the Davidson Institute is to recognize, nurture and
support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities
for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference. For
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