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Application Procedure, Conditions & Frequently Asked Questions

Application Procedure
The Paul & Carol David Foundation is pleased to award scholarships each year to deserving high school students attending Stark County, Ohio
high schools. Scholarship recipients will receive the sum of $3,500 each semester, and the scholarship can be renewed up to eight (8) semesters.
Funds are paid directly to the college or university from the Foundation to be applied to the cost of attendance for undergraduate studies as
determined by each accredited college or university in the continental United States. The scholarship funds may be used to offset unmet need not
covered through other scholarships or grants and, then, used to reduce any loans. In order to maintain eligibility, a scholarship recipient must
complete a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for each grading
period. A recipient who fails to achieve the minimum cumulative grade point average and/or falls below twelve (12) credit hours for one grading
period receives a warning from the Foundation. If the recipient then fails to achieve the minimum requirements for a second grading period, the
recipient is no longer eligible to receive scholarship funds. A recipient who continues to maintain his or her eligibility will be entitled to receive
scholarship funds for a period of eight (8) semesters. At the discretion of the Foundation, a recipient may be entitled to take a sabbatical from his or
her college studies without forfeiting the scholarship if the recipient notifies the Foundation in writing in advance and shows good cause regarding
the necessity of a sabbatical.

In order to qualify for the David Scholar scholarship, interested high school students must submit a completed application to the Foundation, by April
15th of their senior year. The Foundation reviews all applications submitted and evaluates each applicant based on merit and financial need. In
selecting scholarship recipients, the Foundation focuses on the following factors (listed in order of importance): an applicant’s financial need,
academic performance and teacher evaluations, character and personal goals, and extracurricular and community activities and awards.

The application will required the following information:

  • Completed personal statement essay questions as requested in the application.

  • A copy of the first two pages of the 2020 individual federal tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ or 1099 SSA-Social Security Tax Form) of
    applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

  • If your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) were not required to file a tax return, include statement copies showing the amount of any government
    benefits, such as public assistance or disability payments.

  • In instances where parents file separate returns, a copy of each parent’s tax return is required.

  • If parents are separated or divorced, a tax return must be submitted for both parents. (The Foundation will accept tax information separately
    in order to maintain confidentiality of each parent).

  • If parent(s) or guardian(s) are self-employed, a copy of Schedule C or Schedule F, etc. is required with a copy of the tax return.

  • A copy of the FULL Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) report, showing the Expected Family
    Contribution (EFC).

  • A copy of the financial aid award letter received from the college most likely being considered (if the letter is not available before the
    application deadline, please send separately as soon as received).

  • A copy of applicant’s official high school transcript, showing ACT test scores.

  • Two completed teacher evaluations.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the number of scholarship applications received, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all forms, attachments,
teacher evaluations, the official transcript, etc. are completed and provided in their entirety. Applications received without all required information will
not be considered.

The Foundation will hold all information that it receives with respect to scholarship applications in the strictest confidence and will only use such
information for internal purposes unless an applicant directs otherwise.

This year’s David Scholar award recipients will be notified via email by the end of June. The Foundation appreciates the interest of all applicants and
wishes them good luck in the selection process and in their future endeavors.  Please call (330) 479-0200 with any questions.

Scholarship Conditions

To ensure renewal of a scholarship, we require that David Scholars:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average;
  • Complete at least 12 credit hours per quarter or semester;
  • Provide us with an official transcript after each semester; and
  • Behave appropriately and remain in good standing with the college or university.
The David Scholar
application is due by April
15th of the student's high
school senior year.