David Scholar Program

Each year, the Paul and Carol David Foundation awards $7,000 scholarships to high school seniors in Stark County that are renewable for four years. Since 1980, the Foundation has awarded more than 1,300 scholarships.

Application Deadline:
April 15th of Your Senior Year

Recipients Are Announced by June 30th

Who Receives a David Scholarship?

Scholarships are awarded to deserving students who have earned our confidence.

Through a series of essays and additional data, we give every applicant an opportunity to demonstrate their need, character, hard work, ability to overcome challenges, and desire to succeed.

We admire candidates who work hard and want to achieve. Take the time to think about our questions and compose essays that help us understand your real life experiences.

How These Scholarships Came to Be

Paul David was born in Massillon, Ohio in 1923. As a young man growing up in a large family during the Depression era in Massillon, he vowed to assist other youth, just like himself, who could not obtain the means to further their education.

“My objective was to graduate from high school, go get a job and bring groceries home,” he told the Canton Repository in 1993. “Any thought of a formal college education was out of the question.”

To date, the Paul & Carol David Foundation has awarded scholarships to more than 1,300 area high-school students.

Apply for the David Scholarship

Give yourself time to be thorough and thoughtful. You must complete all requirements to be considered for the David Scholarship – a great opportunity to earn an education and lay the foundation for ongoing success!

Deadline: April 15 of your Senior Year

Value of the David Scholarship

The total value of the scholarship is $28,000. The scholarship can be renewed for a total of eight semesters ($3,500 per semester) – as long as the recipient earns at least 12 credit hours per semester and maintains a minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA. Contact us with any questions or consult our FAQs.

Are You Ready to Apply?

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