Fall 2023 Davidson College John M. Belk Scholarship (US Based)


Scholarship Awarding University: 
Davidson College

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will close on the 15th of December, 2022.

Scholarship Summary: 
The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship is Davidson's most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarship, given to the most outstanding students (domestic and international).

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
A candidate’s record and recommendations must demonstrate academic excellence and purposeful engagement in the classroom, in student and civic organizations, on the athletic field, or in the arts. While academic achievement is paramount, Belk Scholars also exhibit intellectual curiosity and a commitment to both their local and global communities. 

Please note that past recipients were in the top 5% of the applicant pool.

Value of Scholarship: 
The Belk Scholarship will provide you with comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board) plus special study stipends that allow you great flexibility in the on- and off-campus opportunities you choose to explore.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
Guidance counselors, heads of school, or principals may nominate one or two candidate(s) from each school. The Davidson admission staff may also nominate students based on the strength of their application for admission. Information about the nomination and selection process, can be found here.

A. Nomination Deadline - Dec. 1: Nominations must be made by this date by completing the online nomination form and submitting the required documentation (recommendation letter and transcript) to Admission and Financial Aid.

B. Application Deadline - Dec 15: Application completion deadline for nominees. View Davidson's application options and learn more about how to apply.

C. Dec. 20 - Supplemental Materials Deadline: Supporting documents for the nominee will be accepted through this date.

D. Mid-February - Semi-finalist interviews

E. March - Finalists will participate in interviews and activities designed to provide a richer sense of the Davidson community.

F. By April 1 - Up to eight John M. Belk Scholars will be selected.  

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Davidson John M. Belk Scholarship Page.