The Gen. William Lee Davidson Chapter was chartered most recently in 2012. William Lee Davidson was an officer in the North Carolina militia and Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was killed on February 1, 1781, at the Battle of Cowan's Ford. The town and college of Davidson are named after him.
Our chapter serves and supports members and Revolutionary War events around greater Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties. We attend Revolutionary War grave marking ceremonies and major battle anniversaries throughout this part of historic North Carolina.
The General Wm. Lee Davidson Patriotic Scholarship Award is a one-time scholarship award of $500 or more that may be used only at Central Piedmont and will be applied toward tuition and required fees first and may be used at the college bookstore for required textbooks if tuition/fees are already paid for or will be paid from other financial aid sources.
To be considered for the General Wm. Lee Davidson Patriotic Scholarship Award an applicant must:
1. Currently be enrolled as a Central Piedmont student or a high school student.
2. Complete the Central Piedmont General Scholarship Application and then apply for the General Wm. Lee Davidson Patriotic Scholarship Award by May 1 of each year.
3. Submit a full academic paper of approximately 4-6 pages dealing with the impact and importance of North Carolina History in the context of Colonial through the Revolutionary Era (1770-1783). A list of suggested topics is provided. A minimum of five sources are required, including primary documents.
4. The completed paper is submitted to: Central Piedmont, Attn: Dr. Hugh Dussek, Cato Campus, P.O. Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235, email@example.com by May 15 of the entry year.
The submitted papers are reviewed by a committee and an awardee selected. The award is presented at the Annual Chartering Dinner of the General Wm. Lee Davidson Chapter of the SRNC. The awardee is asked to give a brief (10-15 minutes) synopsis of the paper/research. The award is disbursed through the Central Piedmont Foundation.
2020: Anusha Kargool "Roles of North Carolinian Women during the Revolutionary Era." Please download Anusha's winning essay below!
2018: Pauline Vane "Small Battles, Large Outcomes: The Impact of Small Engagements in North Carolina in the American Revolutionary War"
2016: Matthew Austin Lewis "The Significance of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford"