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.

This scholarship is open to current high school seniors who have run Cross Country for a Wake County Public High School.

The DDM scholarship application can be downloaded using the link below. Student athletes should fill out their application completely and submit to by 11:59pm on April 15th, 2017. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Four (4) $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded, two male and two female. Be sure to have your coach fill out and submit the Coach’s Recommendation form and email directly to as well. Both forms must be received to be considered for the scholarship.

  Student Athlete Application

  Coach’s Recommendation Form