The Hilda Davis Scholarship Fund was started by her family in 2017 to help commemorate Hilda’s effort in educating and guiding family and children. Hilda grew up in London, England during World War II in a working-class family and was married to her husband Edward for 66 years until her death in 2012. Hilda worked hard to improve her surroundings and help her family better their surroundings. Though not a church goer, Hilda upheld very strict morals based on Christian principles, and instilled those morals in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Hilda spent hours teaching the children: she put family above all things and believed that children should be given every opportunity to improve their lives through a good education. The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded annually to two, first-year college or vocational school students. The award will be for up to four years of continuous educational pursuits. Applicants must reside in the Londonderry area and should be active in a Christian community through participation in a Christian education program, Christian based mission work, or a Christian Youth Group. A letter of recommendation from a minister,Christian educator or Youth Group Director is required. Applicants will also be asked to write an essay on how Christian principles or the teachings of Jesus Christ have played a role in their lives.
The Hilda Davis Scholarship Fund is being established with an initial funding of over $65,000.
A ‘Scholarship selection’ committee is being formed. Additional contributions to the Hilda Davis Scholarship Fund are welcome!
We are thrilled about this new endeavor for our church and immensely grateful to The Davis family for their vision and generosity.