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Funding Opportunities at CTY

Empowering the world’s brightest children to find their passions, discover their potential, and receive support that propels them to the highest achievement possible has been the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s specialty for nearly 40 years. There is opportunity to focus your donation in the following areas: Excellence in Teaching, Research and Advocacy, Scholarship Support, and General Support/Where the Need is Greatest.

CTY teacher Miriam Melnick

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Excellence in Teaching

As alumni, Marc Howard and Miriam Melnick know how transformative the CTY experience can be. That’s why the married Google engineers devote three weeks each summer to teaching Advanced Robotics.

Read stories about amazing CTY teachers.


Jonathan Plucker

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Research and Advocacy

When the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidelines about gifted education in April 2016, a question arose: What percentage of American students are actually capable of working above their grade level?

Learn about research and advocacy at CTY.


Ilenna Jones

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Scholarship Support

In the past decade, Ilenna Jones has graduated from Dartmouth College, studied under the direction of a Nobel Prize winner, worked in a Johns Hopkins laboratory, and started a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania.

Learn how CTY students thrive with your support.


Student Santino Vaughn

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Greatest Need

Too often classroom teachers lack the resources to provide the kind of instruction exceptional learners need to thrive. With your support, CTY can be the partner that enables our education systems to address this critical gap.

Read about your CTY donations in action.


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