The Ernie Davis Scholarship is a $13,000 scholarship awarded to a student who exhibits qualities of integrity, leadership, courage and humility, which were exemplified by Ernie Davis during his life, and who effectively "spreads the word" about Ernie. In addition, the committee will award a Marty Harrigan Scholarship to a nominee who also effectively "spreads the word". The student must be graduating from an accredited high school in Chemung County, or a high school in Corning (Steuben county), New York.
While attendance at a four-year college is preferable, applicants will be considered who attend a two-year college with serious intention of transferring to a four-year college. The candidate shall have been a good, responsible and concerned citizen of his/her high school and community. The candidate should have participated as a member of a varsity team in a sport in which the applicant's high school fields a team. Financial need may be considered in awarding this scholarship.
The applicant can choose to either "spread the word" via a project that he/she created or by volunteering for 44 hours or more while spreading the word about Ernie Davis.
-A completed application form
-A typed essay (see application form for essay topic and specifications)
-Two reference letters
-A transcript that includes GPA of 80 or higher, class rank and SAT/ACT scores
-A copy of your parent/legal guardian's most recent tax return
-A copy of any materials used for project/volunteer service. If you are submitting your project via a CD/Flash drive please provide 10 copies with your packet for the selection committee
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.