Derek Davis Memorial Scholarship Application


Derek Davis was a a husband, a father of four, a devoted man of faith, an incredible runner and a wonderful person with a generous heart possessed by few in this world. Tragically, Derek left this world on April 27th, 2015 from injuries sustained after being hit by a car while on an early morning run with his wife, Amanda. However, his story doesn’t end there. On April 30th, 2015, Derek inspired hundreds of people (most of whom did not know him) to complete a tribute run to the site of the accident. It was there the runners dropped flowers, shoes, shirts, pictures and signs to honor Derek’s spirit.

The Derek Davis Memorial 5k Run was born from the energy and atmosphere of that evening. All proceeds from this race helped to fund the Derek Davis Memorial Foundation. The DDMF provides college scholarships for high school cross country runners. Drek is undoubtedly proud that his legacy will help others achieve their life goals.

The Derek Davis Memorial Scholarship application period is now open to all Wake County Public School System college-bound seniors that participated in Cross Country!

In order for your application to be considered for one of our SIX scholarships, you must submit a request for a Coach’s Recommendation Form to be sent directly to your Cross Country coach AND you must submit your application to us no later than 11:59:59pm on 4/15/18.

Request for Coach’s Recommendation Form
Student-Athlete Application Form

Only fully completed applications submitted by the 11:59:59pm 4/15/18 deadline will be considered.

1st place Male & Female- $1500 scholarship
2nd place Male & Female- $1000 scholarship
3rd place Male & Female- $500 scholarship

The Derek Davis Memorial Scholarship Committee will need to receive an External Award Payment Submission Form in order to send the scholarship check directly to each recipient’s chosen institution of higher learning.