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 Pepper Scholarship is valued at $15,000 annually and is awarded to one student in each first-year class. The scholarship is renewable for each of the recipient's remaining three years at Davidson, provided 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

In addition to the application for admission and scholarship application, you must submit a portfolio of no more than 12-15 images of your work.


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 1 - Nov. 15; Early Decision II - Jan. 8; or Regular Decision - Jan. 11).


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