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David Scholar Program

David Scholarship Program History

The David Scholar Program was established in 1980 by Paul and Carol David of Massillon, Ohio. The
purpose of the David scholarship program is to aid and assist qualified graduating Stark County, Ohio
high school students who, due to financial constraints, would find it difficult, if not impossible, to further
their education at an accredited college or university.
Stark County Scholarships


The 2014 David Scholar application
is now available for downloading!

The deadline for scholarship
applications is Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
David Scholarship Program
Paul was the 10th child in a family of 13 children. To say that Paul came from simple means would have been a substantial understatement, but that
never stopped him from achieving his goals. From the trunk of his 1956 Buick, he began to distribute phonograph records to any grocery and drug
store in Ohio that would let him merchandise a rack in their store. After many grueling years of just getting by, Paul abandoned the wholesaling
business and made a leap of faith into the retail business by opening stores of his own. This proved to be one of the most significant professional
decisions of his life. As his music store chain (which eventually came to be known as Camelot Music) grew, so did Paul's desire to give back to the
community that supported him during the 'tough times.' He did so by establishing this David scholarship program to help kids 'just like him' to better
themselves through education. At the time of Paul's passing in November 2002, the David Scholar Program had assisted over 200 students in the
Stark County area; and today, his family, continues his legacy of assisting the less fortunate in the Stark County community through the David
Scholar Program.
Stark County, Ohio Scholarships
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The David Scholar Program awards Stark County scholarships to high school seniors and is renewable for up to four years, provided the student
maintains the requirements of the program. On average each year, 50 scholarships are awarded to Stark County high school seniors.

How do I apply for the David Scholar scholarship?

Complete the current year’s scholarship application, including all required information and attachments.

What is the deadline to apply for the scholarship?

Applications must be received in our office or postmarked by April 15th of your senior year.

How much is the scholarship program award?

The total value of the scholarship is $22,000. If the student maintains the requirements of the program, the scholarship can be renewed up to eight
semesters, for $2,750 per semester or up to 12 quarters for $1,833 per quarter.

What are the characteristics of a David Scholar?

-Demonstrate a significant financial need in order to pursue their education
-Are high school seniors, attending a Stark County high school
-Demonstrate above average academic performance
-Participate in extracurricular activities (sports, school organizations, community involvement, work)
-Have overcome some obstacles in their lives
-Exhibit good character (i.e., are good citizens in the community)

How can the scholarship program funds be used?

The scholarship funds can be used to pay any costs associated with the Cost of Attendance as designated by the college or university being
attended.

How will the scholarship recipients be announced?

The names of all David Scholar recipients will be announced on the website by June 15th.

How do I renew the scholarship each quarter or semester?

In order to renew the scholarship, while in college the student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and must complete a
minimum of 12 credit hours each semester or quarter and provide an official transcript from the college or university each semester or quarter.

Whom do I contact with questions?

For questions, please call Becky Duplain at bduplain@davidfoundation.org or (330) 479-0200.


(About Stark County Scholarships: Stark County is located in the state of Ohio and includes the cities and towns of Alliance, Beach City, Brewster, Canal Fulton, Canton, East Canton, East Sparta,
Hartville, Louisville, North Canton, Magnolia, Massillon, Minerva, Navarre, North Canton and Waynesburg. Stark County high schools include Alliance City, Canton City, Canton Local, Fairless Local,
Jackson Local, Lake Local, Louisville City, Marlington Local, Massillon City, Minerva Local, North Canton City, Northwest Local, Osnaburg Local, Perry Local, Plain Local, RG Drage Center, Sandy
Valley Local, Tuslaw Local, St. Thomas, Central Catholic, Washington High School, East Canton High School and Hoover High School.)
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