David M. Davidsen Memorial Scholarship
Susan Johnson Davidsen DeVoss ’65 established the David M. Davidsen Memorial Scholarship to pay tribute to her late husband who had a lifelong interest in education. David graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in Letters and Law. His professional life was spent as the senior marketing executive for the educational film divisions of McGraw-Hill and Columbia Pictures. David was the son of Norwegian parents and had a very strong interest in international affairs. He was a proponent of international study as well as of travel; he believed that these experiences provided invaluable education to the individual. The scholarship will provide funds for Franklin College student study abroad to promote cultural understanding and to help students become active and responsible members of the global community. The scholarship will provide a stipend to one or more deserving students who meet the criteria outlined below.
- Franklin College sophomore or junior (when undertaking the program)
- GPA requirement of 3.00
- Participating in a semester-long study-abroad program through Franklin College, or Summer study-abroad programs that last at least 10 weeks
- Student must complete the study-abroad before commencing the senior year at the College.
- Students may use this scholarship in addition to government and Franklin College aid, or other external funding. Among qualified candidates, preference may be given to students who have not received scholarships from other sources. (i.e. Bridges Award, Intercultural Honors Experience awards, Leonard Foreign Language Travel Endowed Award, or Sonya Baker-Hallett Tri-Delta Award, etc.).
In order to apply, students are required to complete an application form and submit it to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) by March 1 for programs in the fall, spring and summer of the upcoming academic year.