Paul Davis Memorial Scholarship



Paul DavisThe Clinton community lost a good friend in March with the sudden passing of Paul Davis.  His family and friends have established a scholarship at Clinton Community College to honor Paul and his commitment to education and the community.

Paul Davis grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and attended Clinton Community College. An agent with the Iowa Bankers Association in Des Moines, he placed great value in education.  He was a dedicated volunteer and champion for many causes in the community.  Paul’s love of sports grew from being an athlete as a young kid, to coaching at all levels, especially the 20 plus seasons of coaching his children’s teams.  He loved attending events with wife Kris, and supporting his family by cheering on any team they are part of.

Camanche High School Basketball Coach Josh Davis said this about his father, “Dad was a great example on how to serve others. It was great to have him involved with our basketball program in Camanche. Most of the things I do as a coach, I learned from watching him when I was a kid.   This scholarship will be a great way to honor his memory.”

Paul was an official with the Iowa High School Boys and Girls Athletic Associations as well as the NAIA and NCAA associations in college.  He served on a variety of foundations including Riverboat Days, Clinton Junior Baseball, local volleyball organizations, and was Past President of the Clinton Lumberkings Baseball Club.

Clinton Lumberkings General Manager Ted Tornow commented, “Paul valued education and learning. He was always looking for ways to improve not only himself, but others.  He touched many lives in this community and this scholarship is a testament to a life well-lived. Many future students will benefit from this and I know that Paul would be very happy to know that.”

The Paul Davis Memorial Scholarship, an annual $500 scholarship through the Paul B. Sharar Foundation for Clinton Community College, will be awarded to a CCC student who makes a difference. This student must demonstrate a commitment to their education and to the community through hard work and active volunteerism.  As a former student of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, Paul would be glad to see opportunities for area students. He really did believe that everyone in the community could come together to make this a great place.  He valued hard work, and also appreciated the lessons that extracurricular activities could provide. 

For more information about the Paul Davis Memorial Scholarship, contact the Paul B. Sharar Foundation at 563-244-7040.  Donations can be made to the Paul Davis Memorial Scholarship at Clinton Community College Sharar Foundation, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton, IA or at online.