Who Can Apply: The C.W. Davis Scholarship honors the distinguished educational career of C. W. Davis. Mr. Davis attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia and was named principal of the original Flowery Branch High School in 1953. In 1960, he founded the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, Georgia’s longest running high school basketball tournament featuring all local high schools. After serving as principal of South Hall High School, he became superintendent of Hall County Schools from 1977-1983. C.W. Davis Middle School was named in his honor in 1999.
Today, Mr. Davis’ legacy continues in memory of his promotion of education in Hall County and Georgia (he is credited with leading a change in state law requiring public school teachers have a bachelor’s degree rather than a high school diploma as originally required by law). The C.W. Davis Scholarship was established in his honor to assist current Hall County teachers as they pursue an advanced degree and life-long career in education.
Two scholarships for $500 each will be awarded. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Hall County teachers who have completed between 3 and 7 years of teaching
- Plan to remain in an education-related field and be accepted into or currently enrolled in an education graduate degree program at Brenau University, Georgia State University, Piedmont College, the University of Georgia, or the University of North Georgia
- TAPS score of IV (most recent scores)
Deadline: March 15, 2020