The Pepper Visual Arts Scholarship is offered to students demonstrating outstanding talent and promise in the field of visual art.

The award was established by James G. Pepper '65, and his mother, Mrs. Nita Easly Pepper. The award is renewable for each of the recipient's remaining three years at Davidson, providing GPA, progress toward degree, and art study (a minimum of four courses in studio or art history) requirements are met.

Recipients are not required to major in art.

Application Process

Your portfolio should consist of 12-15 images of your work. Each image must be uploaded as an individual media file as described in our scholarship application.

Submitted portfolios will be reviewed and rated by our studio art professors. We cannot accept actual artwork, but if you would like to talk with a member of the Studio Art faculty before applying, please contact Prof. Tyler Starr ( in the Art Department.


For questions related to the Pepper Visual Art Scholarship, please contact our scholarships team.