General Wm. Lee Davidson Patriotic Scholarship Award

The award is sponsored by the General Wm. Lee Davidson Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina (SRNC) and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). The 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 only be used at CPCC and will be applied toward tuition and required fees first and may be used at the CPCC 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 Wm. Lee Davidson Patriotic Scholarship Award an applicant must:

  1. Currently be enrolled as a CPCC or high school student.
  2. Complete the CPCC Scholarship Application and then apply for the General Wm. Lee Davidson Patriotic Award BY May 1,2018: https://cpcc.academicworks.com/opportunities/3642

     

  3. Submit a full academic paper of approximately 4-6 pages dealing with North Carolina History in the context of the Colonial through the Revolutionary Era (1770-1783). A list of suggested topics is provided below. A minimum of five sources are required, including primary documents.
  4. The paper is submitted to: CPCC, Attn: Dr. Hugh Dussek, Cato Campus, P.O Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235, or hugh.dussek@cpcc.edu by May15, 2018.

The submitted papers 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 paper/research. The event is scheduled for the fall 2018. The award is disbursed through the CPCC Foundation.

Suggested Topics for the Paper:

  • 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 further information contact Dr. Hugh Dussek at hugh.dussek@cpcc.edu