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Chapman Cultural Center Awards 2020 Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship

May 13, 2020 | Features

Chapman Cultural Center is proud to announce it has awarded the annual Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship to Mia Easler and Sarah Hoffman. To honor the memory of Mary Wheeler Davis, an annual award is funded by the Mary Wheeler Davis Memorial Fund for the Promotion of the Arts, which was established in 1989. Davis was a native of Charleston and the wife of Dr. William McAlhany Davis. She was an enthusiastic community leader who was involved in many Spartanburg arts organizations. One or more scholarships are awarded annually to Spartanburg students pursuing college degrees in the visual or performing arts.

Mia Easler will graduate from Spartanburg High School this spring, and plans to start a degree in Art Therapy at Converse College.

Sarah Hoffman will graduate from Dorman High School this spring, and will study Graphic Design-Illustration at the University of South Carolina.

Congratulations to Mia and Sarah! We can't wait to see how your art reaches us in Spartanburg!

Mary Wheeler Davis felt her purpose in life was to improve the quality of life for others, especially to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of all citizens of Spartanburg County. The family of Mary Wheeler Davis has created a special trust as a memorial to her to be devoted primarily to the promotion of the arts in Spartanburg County by means of scholarships for studies in the performing and visual arts.

Learn more about the award and the application process for next year!


If you would like to help us continue funding our Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship, please contact Education Director, Ava Hughes, or donate online today!

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