Davidson College invites high schools and community-based organizations (both domestic and international) to nominate outstanding students with extraordinary potential to compete for the John M. Belk Scholarship.

A candidate’s record and recommendations must demonstrate academic excellence and purposeful engagement beyond the classroom. While academic achievement is paramount, Belk Scholars also exhibit intellectual curiosity and a commitment to both their local and global communities.

The Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding plus special opportunity stipends that allow great flexibility in the on- and off-campus experiences scholars choose to explore. Those experiences, paired with our academic programs, deepen students' insight, maturity and understanding of global issues.

Nominations

  • School counselors, principals/heads of school, or college access program directors may nominate up to two candidates from each school.

  • Candidates may also be nominated by The Davidson Admission Committee on the basis of their strong application for admission.

Nominate a Student For The Belk Scholarship

Dates & Selection Process

  • December 1 - Nomination Deadline.
  • December 15 - Application deadline for all Belk nominees (application for admission, recommendations, and all required supporting documents). View Davidson's application plans and requirements. Please note: application by this deadline does not necessarily imply a commitment to Early Decision.
  • December 20 - Supporting Materials Deadline: Supporting documents for the nominee will be accepted through this date.
  • Mid-February - Semifinalist notification and interviews.
  • Early March - Finalist notification.
  • March - Finalists will participate in interviews and events designed to provide a fuller sense of the Davidson community.
  • By April 1 - Belk Scholarship outcomes announced. 

Meet the Belk Scholars

Belk Scholars are intellectual explorers with experiences that reflect a varied range of interests, talents and achievements. Learn more about how current and alumni Belk Scholars act as change agents and servant leaders to make an impact on the world around them.

Meet the Belk Scholars

Contact

For questions related to the Belk Scholarship, please contact our scholarships team.