Mission & Purpose



The DeBusk Foundation, continuing the work of founders Manuel and Edith DeBusk, makes grants annually to educational organizations for the operation of summer programs for gifted students 12 years of age and under, throughout the State of Texas.


Each summer, 1800 bright scholars get together at host schools to learn arts, sciences, mathematics, robotics, leadership and more. The courses are engaging and fun with dynamic mentors. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the experience whether you are attending as a participant, teaching as a faculty mentor, or visiting to observe and enjoy.