Empowering children & Strengthening Families
Scholarships for deserving students in Stark County who have earned our confidence through their hard work, character and desire to succeed.
Grants for nonprofit organizations in Stark County that support children and families and invest in our communities.
The Paul & Carol David Foundation is proud to welcome the selection of 53 Stark County students from throughout the county’s public and private schools, as well as home-schooled students, as 2023 David Scholars. All applicants have been notified by the foundation. This year’s class of David Scholars represents the 20th year since the David Scholar program was opened up to all of Stark County. We continue to be impressed by the caliber of students within the county and we look forward to seeing what this year’s class accomplishes! Congratulations to all!
In 1956, Paul David referred to himself as a “peddler” selling records from the trunk of his ’56 Buick to a few grocery stores. It was the beginning of a remarkable American success story with his wife Carol that led to the building of a national music retail store chain.
Built on principle, hard work and love of service, Camelot Music gave America its music…and ultimately helped to build a foundation of philanthropy for Stark County.
Paul & Carol David Foundation
Each year we give scholarships to high school seniors in Stark County based on a variety of factors. The application process gives every applicant an opportunity to demonstrate: Character, need, ability to face and overcome obstacles, and a perseverance to succeed. Then a team of conscientious individuals respectfully review all applicants.
Since 1980, the Paul and Carol David Family Foundation has awarded more than 1,300 scholarships to high school seniors in Stark County.
The application process begins each year in October.
Carol David with 2019 Scholarship Winners.
We support area nonprofit, philanthropic and charitable organizations rooted in serving the Community, Health, Education, and Faith needs of children and their families in and around Stark County, Ohio – from the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon and YMCA of Western Stark County, to Walsh University, Akron Children’s Hospital, and more!
Our mission comes from our founders, Paul and Carol David. By their example, the Foundation gives back to our community with grant opportunities that help more people pursue their passions and live better lives.
Invested in Stark County Students Over the Past
Current Value of Each Scholarship
Granted to Area Nonprofits Since 2000
Have Been Awarded Grants by Our Foundation