Each year, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth offers summer and online programs for exceptional students. Participating K-12 students are admitted based on their standardized test scores. The scholarship provides travel to the United States, tuition, and room and board for Singapore-based students.
The Center for Talented Youth has produced a wealth of notable alumni throughout the years, and many of its former participants have contributed to the fields of robotics, math, and science. Eleven year old Emma Yang recently used the skills she learned at CTY to create an app for people who live with Alzheimer's. Inspired by her own grandmother's experience, she developed a facial recognition tool, allowing patients to scan and quickly identify the people around them. Emma hopes to have her app “Timeless” available for download soon.