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Funding Opportunities

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Scholarship Support

Sharing our challenging academic programs with all bright children who qualify, regardless of their family's ability to pay, is an important part of CTY’s mission. 

You can support full or partial scholarships for qualified students from families of limited financial means. A gift of $5,000 covers the full cost of a three-week residential summer program. Gifts of any amount help support new generations of CTY students who would otherwise be unable to participate. 

Support a CTY student today. To learn more about scholarship funding opportunities, please contact

CTY Scholars Program

The CTY Scholars Program is CTY’s four-year scholarship and college access initiative. The Program identifies academically talented 8th graders from low-income families and provides them with one-on-one academic advising and support throughout high school and the college application process. CTY Scholars attend summer and online programs, as well as workshops. To learn more about CTY Scholars, please contact


Make a gift to help CTY lead the way in studying what precocious development tells us about the mind’s potential, and in disseminating research findings to the public. Learn more about CTY’s researchers, Dr. Jonathan Plucker and Dr. Amy Shelton, and the important work they are doing to advance the field of gifted and talented education. Please contact for more information. 

The Julian C. Stanley Study of Exceptional Talent

Help the Julian C. Stanley Study of Exceptional Talent continue to provide support and guidance to students with challenges that commonly arise for high ability students and their families. Please contact Margaret Walsh for more information.

CTY Research Awards

Make a gift to support the CTY Research Awards, an annual CTY competition. Middle and high school students with bright ideas compete to receive funding for their independent research in STEM fields. Please contact for more information. 


While annual gifts support CTY’s immediate needs, endowment gifts provide funding for the long term. These gifts are invaluable to the ongoing success of CTY’s strategic priorities, and help ensure the financial health of CTY far into the future.

An endowed fund can be named to honor a donor or a loved one. The minimum gift to create an endowed fund is $100,000, which can be paid over four years. View endowment gifts that have been created by CTY family and friends. Please contact Margaret Walsh for more information about creating an endowment at CTY. 

Please make your gift online today.