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.
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.
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!
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.