Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship

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 could be nominated to receive a Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship-an award for top athletes and scholars valued at $30,000 annually. The scholarship is renewable, totaling up to $120,000 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.


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.)


September 21 School nominations due
October 15 Admission applications due by 5 p.m. EDT
November 1 Bryan finalists interviewed on campus
November 6 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 (preferred) or by mail using our nomination form (PDF). One of our Davidson coaches may also nominate you.