Emergence Scholarship

This campaign ended on December 31, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Davidson College by clicking here!
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Julia Relova photoJulia Relova matched $200

An Anonymous DonorSara Maldonado matched $250

An Anonymous DonorElizabeth McClelland matched $1,000

Established by Black alumni in celebration of the achievements of Davidson alumni of color, this scholarship is in support of The Davidson Trust and assists students from historically underrepresented populations at Davidson with demonstrated financial need.

The idea for creating the scholarship was born out of ACE, Davidson’s Alumni of Color Engagement initiative, and it was conceived by alumni Rusty Lindsey ’76 and Earl Wooten ’84.

Obai Kamara ’17 was named the inaugural recipient of the Emergence Scholarship in the fall of 2013. More than $85,000 has been awarded to Emergence Scholars since 2013. 

Learn more about the Emergence Scholarship


As of 6/30,  2,500 donors have been matched for a total of $62,500. We met the goal of 2,500 donors and secured the additional $50,000 challenge gift. Huge thank you to all donors and our challengers!

The dollar totals on this campaign include all matching funds and challenge gifts.

788 days ago by Caitlin James

We are pleased to share a challenge issued by President Carol Quillen and Alison Hall Mauzé ’84, Chair of the Board of Trustees, to increase the impact of gifts made to Davidson for the remainder of this month.

The challenge states that: 

  • For every alumni donor who makes a gift—of any size, to any designation on campus—for the first time this year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020), our challengers will give $25 to support The Power of Education: Supporting Students & Antiracism at Davidson campaign.
  • In addition, if 2,500 new alumni donors make a gift to Davidson before the end of June, our challengers will donate an additional $50,000 to the important initiatives outlined in this campaign.

Education is a critical tool during this moment, and the work for and with our students at Davidson must continue. Your support positions our graduates to be leaders in making our world a better place. Please take advantage of this challenge and amplify the impact of your gift before the fiscal year ends on June 30. 

To make a gift to another area of campus please visit www.davidson.edu/makeagift or call 704-894-2680.

Matching funds will be added in to the total dollars of this campaign and we will provide updates on the total new donor count on this page daily. There may be a slight delay as gifts are recorded. 

789 days ago by Caitlin James

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