The Davis Island Fishing Foundation (DIFF) offers six scholarship opportunities established to honor some of its founding members. They are awarded annually and a call for applications is issued for the 2021 awards. The DIFF Board of Directors allocates $2,500 annually from the fishing tournament proceeds to fund five $500 scholarships. The Jones family established a new scholarship to honor the late Gordon Jones. The deadline for submitting applications is March 15, 2021.

The scholarships available are below. Click on the link for the desired scholarship application.

B. K. Barringer Student ScholarshipThis scholarship is available to high school seniors graduating in 2021 and planning to attend a four year university. The applicant must be a current DIFF member or a relative of a current DIFF member.

Jack Dunaway Continuing ScholarshipThis scholarship is available to an enrolled university student who has completed a minimum of 12 credit hours and has a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The applicant must be a current DIFF member or relative of a current DIFF member.

Don Eury College Student ScholarshipThis scholarship is available to a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in a four year university. The student must be enrolled in marine or wildlife biology or a curriculum that stresses environmental conservation. The applicant does not have to be a current DIFF member or a relative of a current DIFF member however; current DIFF members or relatives of current DIFF members are preferred.

Glen Green Graduate Student ScholarshipThis scholarship is available to a current graduate student or one enrolled for graduate level work. Applicants must be a current DIFF member or a  relative of a current DIFF member.

Mark Weir Student ScholarshipThis scholarship is available to individuals planning to attend a two year community college. It is open to traditional students (high school seniors) and non- traditional students(individuals seeking a career change through additional training and degrees ). Applicants must be a current DIFF member or a relative of a current DIFF member.

Gordon Jones ScholarshipThis scholarship which is funded by the Jones family is available to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in finance and related areas. The applicant does not have to be a DIFF member or a relative of a current DIFF member.

Applications can be found online at http://diffclub.org/ or can be requested from Tom Monaco (tjm@ncsu.edu) Applications can be submitted electronically or mailed to Tom Monaco, DIFF Scholarship Chairperson, 301 Oregon Circle, Cary, NC 27511.