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DAVID & DOVETTA WILSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Cause Area

  • Education & Literacy

Location

11567 237TH STELMONT, NY 11003 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The David & Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund (DDWSF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to assisting America’s young people with their quest for higher education. We are a private, volunteer-driven fund and dispense nine awards per year to deserving high school seniors that plan to attend accredited colleges and universities. We look particularly for those community minded young people who display this understanding. DDWSF’s commitment is to help address students’ need to fill the financial gap experienced in pursuing higher education.

Description

The David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund (DDWSF ) was established on May 26, 1990 by the nine children of David and Dovetta Wilson.

David and Dovetta met and married in New York and reared their family of nine -five boys, four girls-in the Lincoln Houses, a public housing project, in Harlem, New York City.

Though denied a formal education in the segregated south, both David and Dovetta taught their children that education is the key to attaining goals in life. The children were also taught the importance of making a contribution to the community.

In addition to our awards programming, we support Wilson Fund undergraduates through continued financial assistance, leadership development, professional networking opportunities, and sustained moral support.

The DDWSF Exchange, a virtual series, was established in 2020 as part of our continued endeavor to cultivate community, leadership, networking, and the sharing of stories for the benefit of our young people.

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