The 2020 Karen V Davison Scholarship is now accepting applicants!

To qualify for the Karen V Davison Scholarship, students must meet the requirements below:


Students must Be enrolled in a college or university in Canada or the U.S

(This includes students entering their first year of studies in September 2020. All years of undergraduate studies are eligible to apply).


Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs:

Culinary Arts, The Arts, Social Sciences (History, Anthropology, Sociology, Poli-Sci).

How to apply


Provide proof of enrollment

*Proof includes acceptance letters, student ID, and class schedules.


Submit essay Response

To be eligible, students must provide a 500 word essay response to the following question:
"How do you find ways to stay creative amidst the challenges and restrictions posed by the Covid-19 pandemic?"


Apply before December 31, 2020

Scholarship applications will be accepted until December 31, 2020.
Scholarship winners will be announced via social media and press release in January 2021. Winners will be contacted prior via email.

*For questions email

Meet Texas Chef & Culinary Blogger

Karen V Davison

Karen V Davison is a professional chef and culinary blogger from Dallas, Texas. She is a Texas woman through and through, having been born in Dallas, attended culinary school in Fort Worth, and now living back in Dallas.

The Karen V. Davison scholarship was created with the intention of helping talented students reach their full academic potential through financial support. As a professional chef, Karen has learned a lot about cooking delicious cuisine and managing the creative chaos of a kitchen. Her scholarship is dedicated to those people who find creative ways to solve problems at work, school or in everyday life.

In The News

Learn more about Karen V Davison's career as a professional chef and blogger.

Karen V Davison’s Tips for Finding Quality Fine Dining in Dallas

Dallas is full of incredible cuisine. More than just barbecue and Tex Mex, the city has a rich and vibrant foodie scene, bursting with quality fine dining establishments. No one knows this better than Dallas resident and professional chef Karen V Davison. Davison is a professional chef and a culinary enthusiast.

IdeaMensch Interview with Texas Chef and Culinary Blogger

"I had been dreaming about what my own restaurant would be like since I was a little girl. I even used to play chef with my family, where I would dress up in an apron and chef’s hat, make dinner (with help from my mother), and serve my family their food at the table..."

5 Quality Recipes for Home Cooking

Looking to up your home cooking game? Karen V Davison has got you covered. Davison is a professional chef and culinary blogger from Dallas, Texas. Having worked in kitchens and restaurants all over North America, she has built a reputation as a creative force in the kitchen who crafts wonderful meals from the first course to the last.

Karen V Davison on Building a Life and Career You can be Proud of

"The culinary industry is exciting, but also very challenging in a lot of ways. First off, it’s extremely competitive, so as a young chef you really have to be able to differentiate yourself from others and impress your superiors. One of the biggest lessons I learned was that success wasn’t going to come overnight..."