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Davidson, North Carolina 28035-1756
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Contact for Financial Aid
David Gelinas
Director of Financial Aid
Davidson College
Box 7156
Davidson, North Carolina 28035-7156
(704)894-2232
800-768-0380
(704)894-2845

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Options
Institutional Payment Plan Yes
Scholarships Yes
Loans Yes
Grants Yes
Need-based Scholarships or Grants Yes
Merit Scholarships Yes
Federal Student Loans Yes
Athletic Scholarships Yes
Federal Family Loans Yes
Other Loans --
Important Financial Aid Dates
Priority Date --
Deadline Date 02/15/2013
Student Notification Date 04/01/2013
Required Forms
FAFSA Yes
State --
Institutional Form --
Non-custodial Profile Yes
CSS Profile Yes
Business/Farm Supplement Yes
Other Forms Yes
Who is Receiving Financial Aid?
First-Year Transfer Graduate International
% Receiving Need-based Aid 45% 31% -- --
Average Need-based Amount $37,006 $14,723 -- --
% Receiving Merit-based Aid 12% 29% -- --
Average Merit-based Amount $21,745 $6,647 -- --
% Receiving Self-help Aid 31% 27% -- --
Average Self-help Amount $2,388 $4,267 -- --
Scholarships Offered
Dalton L. McMichael Scholarship
Description Student athletes who show significant promise as varsity athletes and who demonstrate special academic achievement.
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Skill
Low Amount --
High Amount --
Davidson Scholars
Description Recruited athletes with superior academic records.
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount --
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Staley Scholarship
Description This award is offered each year to a first-year student interested in pursuing a career in ministry.
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount --
Erwin Scholarship
Description Full tuition scholarships to students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and integrity. (Full tuition)
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 2
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount --
First Union Teaching Scholarship
Description This award is offered annually to a first-year student interested in pursuing a career in teaching.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount --
H. Boyce Connell Jr. Scholarship
Description Outstanding students from Georgia.
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 1
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount --
James B. Duke Scholarship
Description Students who are academically powerful.
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 4
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $10,000
High Amount $15,000
John I. Smith Scholars Program
Description These two full tuition awards are offered annually to first-year students on the basis of leadership, academic excellence, and a commitment to community service. (Full tuition & fees)
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 2
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount --
John Montgomery Belk Scholarship
Description This scholarship is offered to students whose leadership in academics, student government, athletics, or service distinguish them as capable of the highest achievement. (Comprehensive fee for 8-10 per year)
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 8
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount --
Julius Dobson Neely and Joseph Dobson Scholarship
Description This award is given to one student in each first-year class who expresses an interest in Latin as a major field of study and who has shown significant experience in the field.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 1
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount $5,000
Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship
Description Students who will contribute in a superlative manner to their sports as well as to the academic and co-curricular life at Davidson.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 2
Number of Years 4
Basis Skill
Low Amount --
High Amount $25,000
Major General Thomas Corbin Scholarship
Description Student-atheletes who show promise of leadership at Davidson and in the larger community.
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Skill
Low Amount $1,000
High Amount $2,500
Missy and John Kuykendall Scholarship
Description Students who will provide the kind of leadership that characterized the presidency of John W. Kuykendall, Davidson Class of 1959.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 3
Number of Years 4
Basis Skill
Low Amount --
High Amount $7,500
Music Scholarships
Description Students who demonstrate outstanding promise in the field of music. (seven or more per year)
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 7
Number of Years 4
Basis Skill
Low Amount $2,000
High Amount $9,000
Patricia Cornwell Scholarships in Creative Writing
Description This award is offered to first-year students for excellence in creative writing; Cornwell scholars are expected to be actively involved in the writing community. (1-2 per year)
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 1
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $0
High Amount $10,000
Pepper Visual Arts Scholarships
Description This award is offered each year to a first-year student demonstrating outstanding promise in the field of visual art.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 1
Number of Years 4
Basis Skill
Low Amount --
High Amount $5,000
Presidential Awards
Description Students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership and will contribute diverse cultural or socioeconomic perspectives.
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $5,000
High Amount $15,000
Robert and Julian Lake Scholarship
Description Children of Presbyterian clergy
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 1
Number of Years 4
Basis Need
Low Amount --
High Amount $15,000
Romare Howard and Nanette Rohan Baearden Scholarship
Description This award is offered to a student with exceptional ability and promise as a studio artist; preference given to African-American students. The recipient must declare a major in art to retain the award for all 4 years.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 1
Number of Years 4
Basis Skill
Low Amount --
High Amount $10,000
Samuel H. Bell Scholarship
Description Students who are academically strong.
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $2,500
High Amount $7,500
The BB&T Scholarships
Description These scholarships are offered to first-year students from the BB&T's Service area (DC, MD, NC, SC, VA, GA, KY, WV) who express a strong interest in a business-related career and who demonstrate academic and personal excellence. (internship opportunity available also, $2750.00)
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 2
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount $5,000
Thompson S. and Sarah S. Baker Scholarships
Description This comprehensive cost scholarship is offered to first-year students whose accomplishments, purposefulness, service, and maturity mark them as capable of the highest achievement. (Comprehensive fee + 2 summer stipends)
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 4
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount --
W. Olin Puckett Scholarship
Description Students of academic distinction planning to prepare for a career in medicine or the sciences Submit a letter stating interests and qualifications.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 1
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount $10,000
William Holt Terry Scholarships
Description These two awards of full tuition and fees are offered to first-year students who have emonstrated exemplary leadership skills and personal qualities through student government, athletics, service, or other activities. (Full tuition & fees)
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 2
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount --
Williams Challenge Scholarship
Description This award is offered to a first-year student to considering the ministry or other church vocations.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 1
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount --
High Amount $10,000
Contact for Financial Aid
Name David Gelinas
Title Director of Financial Aid
Job Description --
Address Davidson College
Box 7156
Davidson, North Carolina 28035-7156
Phone (704)894-2232
Toll-Free 800-768-0380
Fax (704)894-2845
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