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 Belk Scholars are named in each entering class.
The Belk Scholarship can provide you comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board) plus study stipends that allow you great flexibility in the on- and off-campus opportunities you choose to explore. Those experiences, paired with our academic programs, deepen your intellect, maturity, and global understanding.
Guidance counselors, heads of school, or principals may nominate one or two candidates 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 and transcript. For additional information, contact Director of Merit Programs Gardner Roller Ligo at 704-894-2970.
Belk Scholars are energetic, adventurous, studious, artistic, athletic, creative, collaborative, engaged, and compassionate. Learn more about this impressive group and hear about their experiences through video.