Begun in 2000 as a pilot program with five partner schools â Princeton University, Wellesley College, Colby College, College of the Atlantic, and Middlebury College â the Davis United World College Scholars Program has grown over the past decade into the largest international scholarship program for undergraduates in the world. They currently support over 2,000 scholars on more than 90 partner colleges and universities throughout the United States. The program and the scholars are committed to building cross-cultural understanding across campuses and ultimately throughout the world in the 21st century.
âWe believe in the potential of each individual scholar to further develop his or her own capacity to make the world a better place. We believe that fostering personal relationships between students who are different from one another will build an effective network of future leaders committed to mutual respect. We believe that further internationalization of the undergraduate experience in the United States will contribute to our country strengthening its capacity to lead in the 21st century.â- Shelby Davis
Over 300 Waterford graduates have attended university in the US on Davis Scholarships over the last 10 years, of the Waterford graduating class of 2010, 75% are now Davis Scholars. Waterford sends students to Harvard, Princeton, Middlebury, Dartmouth, Brown, Stanford and UPenn on full scholarships on an almost annual basis.