Belk Scholars are adventurous, studious, artistic, athletic, creative, collaborative and compassionate.

Their experiences reflect a varied range of interests, talents and achievements. They have a positive influence on their communities while on campus and after graduation. 

Get to Know Some of Our Scholars

Davidson has 32 Belk Scholars, all committed to building strong connections and sense of community with one another. Meet a few of the friendly Belk faces—all of whom are excited to welcome new students to the Belk Scholars family.

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Caroline Djakuduel

Caroline Djakuduel '23

Caroline intends to use one of her Belk Experience stipends to study in a Spanish speaking country to master the language. She is still dreaming up how she plans to use her second stipend.

  • Black Student Coalition Treasurer
  • Apprentice Teacher in the French and Francophone Studies department
  • Thrower for the Davidson College Track and Field Team
  • Hall Counselor in Watts
Dominic Flocco

Dominic Flocco '22

Dominic has used one of his Belk Experience stipends to support living costs while he conducts research in computation economics at an investment firm in Charlotte. He plans to use his second stipend to travel to Egypt to practice his Arabic language skills.

  • Pursuing an honors thesis in applied mathematics
  • Participant in an Arabic language immersion program in Amman, Jordan
  • Campus Tour Guide for Admission & Financial Aid
  • Mathematics & Computer Science Tutor for the Center for Teaching and Learning
Mariem Bchir

Mariem Bchir '20

Mariem has used one of her Belk Experience stipends for an internship with the former Tunisian Minister of Tourism in the think tank she founded. She used her second stipend to fund travel to Brazil to attend the Latin American Leadership Academy Bootcamp in support of her educational non-profit, LEAPS Academy.

  • Awarded the Schwarzman Scholarship
  • Apprentice Teacher and Cultural Coordinator in the Arabic Studies department
  • Founder of LEAPS Academy, a social enterprise aiming to reform teacher education in Africa one teacher at a time, starting in Tunisia
  • Data Consultant with DATA Cats
Emmitt Sklar

Emmitt Sklar '21

Emmitt has used one of his Belk Experience stipends to fund his participation in the Davidson in Washington program, where he interned on Capitol Hill. He plans to use his second stipend to support research for his political science thesis.  

  • President of the Student Government Association (2019-20)  
  • Formed the Sustainability Council at Davidson
  • Studied Arabic in Amman, Jordan
  • Worked on Capitol Hill and with local candidates 
Skylar McVikar

Skylar McVicar '23

Skylar intends to use one of her Belk Experience stipends to subsidize a legal internship in Washington D.C. with either the U.S. Department of Defense or the CIA. She plans to use her second stipend to intern in Singapore exploring international business and government affairs.

  • First-year Class President within the Student Government Association
  • Editor at The Davidsonian, the college’s weekly newspaper
  • Vice President of the Jewish Student Union
  • Gig-Hub Consultant
Brandon Harris

Brandon Harris '22

Brandon has used one of his Belk Experience stipends to travel to Quito, Ecuador on a global health service trip, where he worked in five medical clinics over five days, caring for over 400 patients. He plans to use his other stipend to fund another international program trip.

  • President of the Student Government Association (2020-21)
  • Terry Fellow
  • Timmy Global Health Volunteer
  • Founder of Brandon's Coalition of Success, a mentoring program for underprivileged youth in Annapolis, Md.