Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Dorothy Ritter Davis Scholarship

Application Deadline:
December 15
Amount Range:
$3,650 - $7,300
Dr. John Zibert

Scholarship Details

The Dorothy Ritter Davis Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the Education Department (formerly known as the School of Education) with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. This scholarship is funded by a donation from the late Dorothy Ritter Davis, class of 1933.

The Award

The Dorothy Ritter Davis Scholarship Committee seeks to honor her by assisting an admitted Education Department (except MATL) student who possesses the core values of excellence, compassion, service and appreciation of diversity exemplified by Mrs. Davis. Applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is a grant applied towards tuition in the following academic year.

Exact amount of tuition grants depends on available funds from endowments and individual student's account status. Please check with Financial Aid before applying.


  • Applicants must complete the online application form below. The two letters of recommendation must be mailed or hand-delivered. Complete applications will include the application form, the essay, two letters of recommendation (with forms attached) and a resume. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 grade-point average
  • Applicants must submit an essay (double-spaced, one to two pages). Please tell the scholarship committee about the values of Mrs. Davis that you share, providing specific examples. Include the plans you have for your work in the field of education
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. One recommendation must be from a faculty member at Saint Xavier University. The other recommendation should be from someone external to the University and who knows your professional or volunteer work related to education. The letters of recommendation should refer to the values noted on the recommendation form and should be sent directly to the address below, postmarked by December 15 or hand-delivered to WAC Room G-203 by 4 p.m. December 15:

Saint Xavier University
The Dorothy Ritter Davis Scholarship Committee
c/o Education Department
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Application Form

The application form is closed to any further submissions.