General William Lee Davidson Patriotic Scholarship Award
Sponsored by the General Wm. Lee Davidson Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina (SRNC) and Central Piedmont, the General Wm. Lee Davidson Patriotic Scholarship Award intends to increase the knowledge of the American Revolution in North Carolina and its impact in American History.
The General Wm. Lee Davidson Patriotic Scholarship Award is a one-time scholarship award of $500 or more that may be used only at Central Piedmont and will be applied toward tuition and required fees first and may be used at the college bookstore for required textbooks if tuition/fees are already paid for or will be paid from other financial aid sources.
To be considered for the General William Lee Davidson Patriotic Scholarship Award an applicant must:
1. Currently be enrolled as a Central Piedmont student or a high school student.
2. Complete the General Scholarship Application in Award Management at Central Piedmont and then apply for the General Wm. Lee Davidson Patriotic Scholarship Award by March 15, 2023.
3. Submit a full academic paper of approximately 4-6 pages dealing with the impact and importance of North Carolina history in the context of Colonial through the Revolutionary Era (1770-1783). A list of suggested topics is provided below. A minimum of five sources is required, including primary documents.
4. Submit a one-page biography of the applicant.
5. The completed essay and biography are emailed as attachments to: Dr. Hugh Dussek at the Central Piedmont Cato Campus: email@example.com by May 15, 2023.
The submitted essays are reviewed by a committee and an awardee selected. The award is presented at the Annual Chartering Dinner of the General Wm. Lee Davidson Chapter of the SRNC in which the awardee should give a brief (10-15 minutes) synopsis of the essay and research. The event will be held in the fall of 2023. The award is disbursed through the Central Piedmont Foundation.
Suggested essay topics:
• The Tory Threat in the Carolinas
• North Carolina Military Units in the American Revolution
• Biographical research on, for example, Gen. Wm. Lee Davidson, Gen. Griffith Rutherford, Col. Francis Locke, or Capt. James Jack
• A specific military engagement, such as Ramsour’s Mill, Guilford Court House, Cowan’s Ford, or Torrence’s Tavern
• The “Home Front” in North Carolina during the War for Independence
• The American Revolution and the Carolina Coastal Areas
• The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
• The Impact of the Revolutionary War on the Carolina Citizenry
• Slavery in North Carolina during the Revolutionary Era
• The Role of Women in North Carolina during the Revolution
• (Other topics are possible with approval)
For additional information, contact Dr. Hugh Dussek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Up to $500
- Supplemental Questions
- Are you available and willing to present a brief synopsis of your research at the Annual Chartering Dinner of the General Wm. Lee Davidson Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina (SRNC)?
- Please tell us of your interest in history and/or political science.
- Do you understand that an academic paper and biography must be submitted by May 15, 2023?