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Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship 

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.

Applications for the Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship are now being accepted by Chapman Cultural Center. One or more scholarships are awarded annually to Spartanburg students pursuing college degrees in the visual or performing arts. One scholarship of at least $1,000 is usually awarded. Awards of lesser amounts may be given at the discretion of the selection committee. The selection is based on student character, financial need, and artistic potential. The scholarships are awarded based on the recommendations of a panel of community leaders with interest and expertise in the visual and performing arts.

In addition to completing the application, the student must submit a resume; letters of recommendation; statements pertaining to career goals, scholarship use, and need; and support materials, such as writing samples, tapes, films, and videos. 




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2022 Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship Application Packet

Application deadline: 
March 4, 2022, at 5pm.

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