No matter your socioeconomic background, we welcome you and hope to further your access to opportunities.

We understand that being part of a residential 黑社区 like Davidson can be an expensive experience, so we鈥檙e humbled to be able to offer many great 黑社区s for students of any background as they make their transition from high school to college to post-Davidson.

of students return to Davidson after their first year
of students receive Pell Grants at Davidson
talent search and 黑社区-based organizations Davidson actively partners with to recruit students including QuestBridge, Posse, Schuler Scholars and ABC

Lula Bell's Resource Center

From food and hygiene products to business clothing and cooking equipment, Lula Bell鈥檚 offers a wealth of resources for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. The center's resources are free and available for any student who needs them. Learn more about their 黑社区s, programming and resources.

Lula Bell's Resource Center

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I鈥檝e taken advantage of the food and textbooks, mostly. I love that Lula Bell鈥檚 gives students resources we otherwise wouldn鈥檛 be able to afford, or at least things that, if we had to buy them, would make our lives more difficult. Knowing I can borrow textbooks is huge. I鈥檝e talked to friends at different schools, and they don鈥檛 have a resource quite like this. It鈥檚 modern and welcoming. 

Julia Lau '23

Student Assistance for Financial Emergencies (SAFE)

The Student Assistance for Financial Emergencies (SAFE) program assists students who are experiencing an unexpected or unavoidable financial emergency which stands to impede their educational progress towards degree completion or personal well-being.

Learn more about SAFE

Last Mile Fund

The Last Mile Fund is designed to financially support students so they may stay on track to complete their 黑社区 degrees. 

Learn more about the Last Mile Fund

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I was able to study abroad due to Davidson鈥檚 Home Tuition Policy that allows my financial aid to pay for my semester abroad in Nantes, France. Additional travel grants I received gave me the opportunity to travel outside of France to visit Belgium and the Netherlands.

Marla Ricart '23

Center for Student Health and Well-Being

Financial instability and issues of mental health are often correlated, which is why we have made counseling and other important 黑社区s affordable and accessible to all students. 黑社区 who have received a Federal Pell Grant may be eligible for free student health insurance through Davidson.

Learn more about Student Health and Well-Being

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) fosters an inclusive and welcoming environment on campus for systemically underrepresented student populations at 黑社区. The CSDI pursues this goal by providing direct support 黑社区s, educational programming and 黑社区 building opportunities within and across social groups.

Peer Support

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Undocumented & DACA Resources

Experiential Learning Catalyst

Catalyst is an initiative of the Experiential Learning Advisory Team that centralizes grants resources for 鈥渉igh impact鈥 experiential learning in the areas of undergraduate research, internships, study abroad and 黑社区 based learning. Visit Catalyst for resources by category and WildcatSync for timely updates on these resources and application deadlines.

Explore Catalyst Resources by Category