|Mary Monroe “Mollie” Davis believed in education. Yakima County residents will benefit from her belief. She left in trust, over $20,000,000 which will be administered and provided in two and four year scholarships to Yakima County residents beginning in 2010. Separately, Mollie left over $3.5 million to Perry Technical Institute for scholarships and grants.
To date 154 scholarships have been awarded to students residing all over Yakima County and are attending a variety of colleges and universities.
For the Educational Scholarships, qualifying applicants must meet these criteria:
• U.S. Citizen
• Yakima County Resident
• Maintain a 2.75 GPA or GED equivalent
• Enroll as a full time student in either a two year or four year accredited college or university
The Selection Criteria will focus on:
• Financial need
• Leadership qualities
Mollie was a Yakima girl who chose to reinvest her money rather than spend it on herself. She loved to fish, can elderberry jelly and pummel rattlesnakes with rocks. She began to see declining health in her later years, but her mind was sharp until her passing in 2008.
Upon her husband’s death in 1977, Mollie moved back to Yakima to her home on Linden Way. She remained intensely private and chose to let the community know of her generosity only after her death. Mollie has been quoted as saying “better leaders tomorrow will come from better education today”. Her vision of an educated community begins in 2010 when the first Mary Monroe Davis scholarships are awarded.
Information About The Scholarships, Including Qualifications And The Applications Can Be Found At The Website:
Watch for the Scholarship America website opening on January 5, 2015 with information on the scholarship deadlines.
Read the 2016 Flyer here
Scholarship applications must be post marked no later than February 11, 2016 to be considered.