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David Scholar Selection

Selection Criteria

The David Scholar Program awards annual scholarships, renewable for up to four years, to eligible
students attending an accredited college or university in the continental United States. The annual
scholarship award for the current class of David Scholars is $7,000
; payable as $3,500 each semester.
Since the start of the David Scholar Program in 1981, hundreds of students from the Stark County, Ohio
area have been awarded Scholarships to pursue their post secondary academic goals.

The David Scholar Program seeks to identify students that have the will to succeed but may struggle with
the financial requirements necessary to pursue a post-secondary education. Typically, David Scholars
have overcome some type of adversity to get to where they are and have learned and grown from these
experiences. They also have shown a high level of academic achievement while at the same time,
remaining active in extra curricular and/or community endeavors. David Scholars are not necessarily in
the top 10% of their graduating class but are high-effort
students who know the key to success is hard
work and perseverance. In sum, David Scholars exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Faces a significant financial hurdle in their pursuit of an undergraduate degree
  • Is a Stark County high school senior
  • Has above average academic performance
  • Participates in extracurricular activities (sports, school organizations, community involvement, work)
  • Has overcome some obstacle in their life
  • Exhibits good character (i.e., is a good citizen in the community)

With regards to financial need, many factors are taken into consideration, including family income; the
Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as reported on the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA; and
the financial aid award letter from the college or university being attended.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a specific question regarding eligibility for the David Scholar
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