• Scholarships & Grants

    Please check the Davenport School District's website for application materials and details at
    HS Counselor.
    Most of the following scholarships have deadlines in March each year. 
    Foundation Scholarship:  Requires a minimum 2.50 GPA and was first awarded in 2005.  
       The number of scholarships awarded each year is dependent upon income received from donations, fundraising activities, and investments. 
    Davenport  Memorial Scholarship:  No minimum GPA. 
       This scholarship is funded by donations in honor, or memory, of an individual or graduation class and was awarded for the first time in 2009.  The number of scholarships is dependent upon donations.
    Jake Booth Memorial Scholarship:  Minimum 2.50 GPA. 
       This $500 scholarship is named for Jake Booth, a 2002 Davenport High School graduate.  The award must be used toward a vocational certification, a community college degree program in a career and technical field or a certified apprenticeship program.  This scholarship is not for students who eventually plan to receive a four-year degree from a college or university.  Donations to this fund are greatly appreciated by Jake's family. Beginning in 2013, the recipient may be eligible to receive the scholarship a second year.


    Ron & Margaret Barbee Scholarship:   Minimum 3.0 GPA, $500, two awarded annually.   
       Ron taught in the Davenport School District for more than 30 years and Margaret supported education through many community service activities, including PEO.  The Barbees were active community members who shepherded many Lincoln County students through Europe via the People-To-People program in the 1970's and early 1980's. 
       This scholarship places an emphasis on community service and/or school activities.   Recipients must attend a two-year community college or a four-year state or private college or university. 
    Ag Link Inc. Scholarship:  
      The Foundation assists with management of the application process.  A local committee selects the recipient and notifies the Foundation who will receive the $750 award.
    Alumni Scholarships:
      Each year Davenport alumni support two $1,000 scholarships. Dixie Guhlke continues to manage the scholarship selection process on behalf of the alumni.  The Foundation provides fiscal management. 
    Walt & Sugar Kik Scholarship:   New in 2012
      Walt and Sugar Kik were dedicated to making a difference for the youth of the community and devoted countless time and energy to local programs. 
        As 4-H leaders for several home economics and health clubs, they unselfishly shared their talents and led by example through a healthy lifestyle and quest for learning.
       Whether it was organizing a hike or teaching a sewing skill, Walt and Sugar always believed in Making the Best Better, the 4-H motto.
       Additionally, the Kiks were instrumental in leading games at Pioneer Days, cooking and life guarding at Camp Na-Bor-Lee, teaching Sunday School and youth groups, and volunteering at the Lincoln County Museum.
       A talented writer and historian, Walt published three editions of “Kik-Backs” while an artistic Sugar vowed to brighten the corner where she was.
       Walt and Sugar never stopped giving. Their legacy and commitment to providing a better life for others continues with a scholarship in their name.
    The McCallum Family Scholarship
      The Foundation manages the McCallum Family Scholarship endowment fund.  The McCallum Scholarship Committee determines the scholarship criteria, selects the recipient, and notifies the Foundation who the recipient will be. The  scholarship is renewable for three years if requirements are met.
       Mr. David McCallum's family pioneered in the Davenport area.  Dave graduated from DHS in 1906 and his photo can be found on the DHS Alumni board.  He became an attorney and returned to Davenport to practice law.  His family established this scholarship in his memory.
    Dale & Alice Wilson Scholarships:  
       Davenport High School's Dale & Alice Wilson Scholarship endowment fund is professionally managed by a firm selected by the Foundation.  The Dale Wilson Committee determines the scholarship criteria and selects the recipients. 
       The scholarship is currently available to Davenport High School seniors and DHS graduates who maintain a 3.0 GPA. Past recipients and friends of Dale and Alice Wilson are encouraged to give a gift to continue this scholarship fund.
    2010 Elementary School Grant
       The Foundation provided a small grant to the Davenport Elementary School for class field trips to the Lincoln County Fair in August, 2010.   Classes began before the fair opened to accommodate the district's 2010 construction schedule.
       Since many students had never attended the local fair, this was a one-time opportunity that fit into the Foundation’s mission to strengthen the cultural opportunities for Davenport School District students.  Many students also entered exhibits for the first time. 
    The Foundation hopes to provide addtional grants for a variety of projects and equipment as funds become available.