Pepper Visual Art Scholarship

As an incoming student demonstrating outstanding promise in the field of visual art, you could be eligible to receive the Pepper Visual Arts Scholarship.

The award, valued at $15,000 annually, was established by James G. Pepper, Class of 1965, and his mother, Mrs. Nita Easly Pepper.

The award is annually renewable for the recipient's remaining three years at Davidson, providing you enroll in a minimum of four art classes (in history and/or studio), maintian a minimum GPA, and progress toward degree requirements are met.

Application Process

In addition to your application for admission and your scholarship application, you must submit a portfolio of your artwork.

Portfolio guidelines

You portfolio should consist of 12-15 images of your work. Each image must be uploaded as an individual media file through your Application Status Website. You will be able to submit your portfolio after you have received your 'Application Status Webpage' pin and log-on email from Davidson. You will receive this email after you have submitted your admission application. The email and your pin may not reach you for 24 to 48 hours after submitting your application. Please allow for this time in your process.

Submitted portfolios will be reviewed and rated by our studio art professors. We cannot accept actual artwork, but if you plan to visit Davidson before applying you may contact the Art Department about bringing a portfolio of original work to show to one of our studio professors.


Your portfolio should reach our Office of Admission and Financial Aid no later than the application deadline for your chosen admission plan. If a portfolio was already submitted as part of your general application, simply fill out the scholarship application to indicate your interest in being considered for this scholarship – do not submit a second portfolio.