Davis Scholarship

The Shelby M.C. Davis Charitable Foundation funds our Davis Scholars Program. The Foundation is committed to supporting Sonoma Academy's mission to serve our surrounding community through the education of motivated and high achieving student leaders interested in seeking a four-year college degree.

Beyond Sonoma County
 and Sonoma Academy, the Foundation supports over 3,000 scholars from every corner of the globe. Being a Davis Scholar at Sonoma Academy means that you join a powerful global network of future leaders. 

The Foundation believes that promising future leaders come from a broad range of backgrounds and cultures and that those leaders should be afforded greater educational opportunities starting in high school. 

Our first cohort of Davis Scholars entered their freshman year at Sonoma Academy in 2014. As a result of the positive impact that our Davis Scholars have had on our community, additional donors have come forward to support incremental scholarships. In addition to our Davis Scholars we have a number of individually named scholarships available for motivated students. 

The Davis Scholarship

Each year, the Davis scholarships provide four years of full tuition for four to six Latinx students who will be the first in their families to attend college. These scholarships have been created to provide aid to high achieving student leaders interested in seeking a four-year college degree.

Who is eligible to apply?
All incoming 9th grade Latinx students who will be first to college in their families.

What are the criteria?
Students applying for a scholarship must:
  • Be Latinx
  • Be the first in his/her family to attend college
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university
  • Have demonstrated strong academic performance in middle school
  • Complete the Davis Scholarship application, which you can find in your online application
  • Complete a financial aid application at
If you have questions:
Please contact our Admissions Associate Roy Vega at (707) 636-2460. Roy speaks Spanish and English.

La Beca de Davis

Cada año, la Beca Davis proporciona cuatro años de costos de matrícula e instrucción para cuatro y seis estudiantes de Latinx que sean los primeros en sus familias en asistir a una universidad y que necesiten ayuda financiera.

¿Quiénes califican para solicitar la beca?
Todos los estudiantes de Latinx del noveno grado que ingresarán primero a la universidad en sus familias.

¿Cuáles son los requisitos?
  • Ser Latinx
  • Planear ir a una universidad de 4 años
  • Ser el primero de su familia en ir a la universidad
  • Mostrar un rendimiento académico fuerte en la escuela
  • Completar la solicitud para la beca Davis
  • Mandar la solicitud para la ayuda financiera a
Si tienes preguntas:
Comuníquese con nuestro Asociado de Admisiones Roy Vega al (707) 636-2460. Roy habla español e inglés.
2500 Farmers Lane 
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 
(707) 545-1770

Sonoma Academy Is...

...the only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On our beautiful campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain in Southeastern Santa Rosa, our students are able to explore their interests and passions in a rigorous and inspiring environment that develops a lifelong love of learning and prepares them for college and beyond.

Sonoma Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.