Olivia, a 2014 essay winner, accepts her award during Davidsonville Elementary's 5th grade graduation ceremony.

College Scholarship Information

The Davidsonville Ruritan Foundation accepts applications for scholarships during the spring of each year. In 2019 we will award five individual scholarships of $5,000 each. 


Applications are accepted from high school seniors residing in Davidsonville and the surrounding area. Applications will be accepted beginning on February 15, 2019, and are due no later than April 15, 2019.

You can
download the application here. Incomplete applications, or applications that do not include a sealed high school transcript, will not be considered. Applications and supporting materials should be mailed to:

Davidsonville Ruritan Foundation, lnc.
Educational Grant Committee
P.O. Box 261
Davidsonville, Maryland, 21035


Questions? Email us through the
Contact Us page.

Mildred Watkins Essay Contest
All 5th grade classes at Davidsonville Elementary School participate in this essay contest, which was
started in 1980 in memory of Mildred Watkins, the principal of Davidsonville Elementary for 42
years, from 1925 to 1967. The Davidsonville Ruritan sponsors this contest, as Mrs. Watkins' husband, Ben, was a charter member of the club.





The essay, which is on a topic determined by the Davidsonville Ruritan Foundation Essay Committee, can be up to 500 words double-spaced 12 point type. The Ruritan Essay Committee evaluates the essays submitted by the students and selects the winning essay from each class.


The winning students and their families are invited to a dinner, where they are presented with a plaque and a monetary award. The event is a rewarding experience for students, parents and Ruritan members.

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