The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship is one of our nation's most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarships. The program is built around our belief that, as a Belk Scholar, you possess unique talents that should be recognized and nurtured.
John M. Belk '43 amassed a record of leadership and accomplishment at Davidson. Thanks to the generosity of the John M. Belk Educational Foundation, up to eight scholarship recipients are selected in every entering class.
The scholarship can provide you comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board) plus study stipends, and allows you great flexibility in the on- and off-campus opportunities you choose to explore. Those experiences, paired with our academic programs, deepen your intelligence, maturity, and global understanding.
Guidance counselors, heads of school, or principals may nominate one candidate from each school. Our admission staff may also nominate students based on the strength of their application for admission. Learn more about the nomination and selection process, including deadlines for nominations.
To make a nomination, complete the online nomination form (preferred) or print the form (PDF) and mail it to the Office of Admission and Financial aid. Nominations must also include a recommendation letter, transcript, and school profile. For additional information, contact Gardner Roller Ligo, director of merit programs, at 704-894-2970.
Belk Scholars are energetic, adventurous, studious, artistic, athletic, creative, collaborative, engaged, and compassionate. Learn more about this impressive group and here about their experiences through video.