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Summer Institute for the Gifted

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Mike Liberty
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Gifted Program to be Held at the University of Chicago in Summer 2013

CHICAGO, IL, December 17, 2012 – The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG), a not-for-profit organization and one of the nation’s leading gifted summer programs, has launched a program for gifted study at the University of Chicago beginning in the summer of 2013.

The three-week SIG program at the University of Chicago will run from July 28 through August 17, 2013 and will be open to academically gifted and talented students, ages 9 through 17. Students live in the university dormitories and select courses of interest from a wide variety of academic, art and recreational classes that meet daily.

Founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1890, the University of Chicago ranked fifth among National Universities by U.S. News and World Report in 2012. UChicago’s beautiful campus is located in Hyde Park and features state-of-the-art facilities, 215 acres of botanical gardens and a stimulating and nurturing learning environment.

Participants of SIG at the University of Chicago program will immerse themselves in a truly unique camp experience designed to help them mature and develop as they create long-lasting relationships and increase their self-confidence and thinking in divergent ways – all within a safe and secure environment.

Students are recommended to apply early as spots in the program fill quickly. Need-based financial assistance and scholarships are available and vary by program type and campus.

The mission of SIG is to provide the highest quality educational and social opportunities for academically gifted and talented students through programs designed to meet their abilities and needs. SIG is a program of the National Society for Gifted and Talented (NSGT), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

For students living within driving distance of the University of Chicago or any of SIG’s residential program campuses, a lower cost commuter option is offered for a limited number of students. Students can take advantage of the academic and social advantages of a SIG program while living at home.

In addition to UChicago, SIG’s three-week residential programs for gifted children are held at ten of American’s finest college campuses: Amherst College, Bryn Mawr College, Emory University, Princeton University, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, UT Austin, Vassar College and Yale University. The SIG Day Program is offered for younger students, ages 4-12, at campuses across the country and SIG University Prep, a 3-week intensive college preparatory program, is also available for students ages 15-18 at the University of Chicago and Yale University.

To apply or to request brochures, scholarship information and materials about the new SIG program at the University of Chicago, contact SIG at (866) 303-4744, ext. 5159, or by e-mail at Visit SIG on the web at

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SIG is a program of the National Society for Gifted and Talented (NSGT), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. In 2011 alone, over 2,500 academically gifted students in Kindergarten through 11th grade participated in SIG programs. SIG is a program of the National Society for the Gifted and Talented and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.