Davidson offers this $25,000 scholarship to one student in each entering class in recognition of that student's significant experience and demonstrated success in Latin; interest in Latin as a field of study; and outstanding general academic accomplishment. This award is renewable for each of the recipient's remaining three years at Davidson, providing GPA, progress toward degree, and Latin study (one course per academic year) requirements are met.

Recipients are not required to major in Classical Languages and Literature nor minor in Latin.

Application Process

You must first be an applicant to Davidson College in order to submit your Dobson-Neely Latin Scholarship Application.

In addition to your application for admission and your scholarship application, you must submit a letter discussing:

  • your experiences and involvement in the study of Latin 
  • your interest in the award
  • a letter from your current Latin instructor supporting your ability and interest in Latin

Finalists will participate in a selection interview during Celebration and Recognition/Decision Davidson Weekend, April 2–4, 2020.


This application and the required additional materials should reach our Admission and Financial Aid Office no later than the application deadline for your chosen admission plan (Early Decision I - Nov. 15; Early Decision II - Jan. 2; or Regular Decision - Jan. 6).


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Gardner Roller Ligo
Director of Merit Programs