As a scholar athlete, you know the meaning of hard work and setting goals, and the importance of discipline and focus. You are as comfortable discussing literature, science, and art as you are in the pool, or on the court, the track or the field. That training has paid off.

You must be nominated by your school or by a member of the Davidson coaching staff to be considered for a Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable, totaling up to $140,000 during the recipient's Davidson career, provided you continue to play your eligible sport, maintain a specified grade point average, and meet requirements toward earning a degree.

An award for top scholar athletes, valued at $35,000 annually.


One female and one male scholar athlete in each first-year class are awarded the scholarship.

To be considered, you must participate in an eligible sport:

  • Men's Golf
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Men's and Women's Cross Country
  • Men's and Women's Soccer
  • Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving
  • Men's and Women's Tennis
  • Men's and Women's Track and Field
  • Men's and Women's Indoor Track
  • Women's Field Hockey
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Women's Volleyball

(Football and Men's and Women's Basketball are not sports eligible for the Bryan Scholarship.)


Date Event
September 27 School nominations deadline
October 15 Admission applications due by 5 p.m. EDT. This early completion date does not imply an Early Decision commitment to enroll at Davidson College.
November 3 Bryan finalists interviewed on campus
November 8 Bryan recipients announced

Nomination Process

The head of your school, counselor, or coach (high school or league) may submit up to three candidates and can do so online. One of our Davidson coaches may also nominate you.


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Gardner Roller Ligo
Director of Merit Programs

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