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  • Belk Scholars discuss the opportunities provided by the Belk Scholarship

    Current Belk Scholars and alumni discuss the great flexibility and many opportunities provided by the Belk Scholarship. Watch videos »

  • Students taking advantage of the outdoor classroom

    Up to eight Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board, and two special study stipends).

  • Campus scene with Belk Hall in the background

    The Belk community is warm and welcoming. Each scholar has different interests, but each are united by their desire to make a difference in their local and global community.

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    Davidson College is one of America's strongest and most selective liberal arts colleges.


Belk Scholarship

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Mailing Address

Box 7157
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

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Davidson, NC 28035


John Montgomery Belk Scholarship

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 Endowment, 32 Belk Scholars are currently enrolled at Davidson (8 Belk Scholars named in each entering class).

The Belk Scholarship will provide you comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board) plus special 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.

Nomination Process

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.

The Scholars

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.