A scholarship for Dartmouth High School rugby players who best represent the qualities that Davin Moxsom brought to the sport of rugby in Nova Scotia


The Davin Moxsom Rugby Scholarship is awarded to a Dartmouth High School rugby team member who best represents the qualities that Davin Moxsom brought to the sport of rugby in Nova Scotia.

Davin valued the connections and friendships he made within the rugby community. Davin is described by all who knew him as a selfless, kind, generous person who valued teamwork, integrity and respect, both on and off the field. The recipient of this award should demonstrate Davin’s personal qualities and involvement in the sport of rugby.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be a Grade 12 student enrolled at Dartmouth High School and must be a member of one of the Dartmouth High School Rugby teams. The applicant must be planning to attend a post-secondary university or community college.

Selection criteria

This scholarship will be judged on the following:

  • Community involvement
  • Academic standing
  • Dedication to the sport of rugby in Nova Scotia
  • Financial need

Selection process

Eligible applicants will be reviewed and chosen by a committee comprised of at least five people; one coach of the Dartmouth High School Rugby team, two members of the family of Davin Moxsom and two other members, in accordance with the eligibility criteria described above. The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia shall provide an oversight role in ensuring that the eligibility and selection criteria are met. The award will be presented to the successful recipient by the family of Davin Moxsom at the Dartmouth High School graduation ceremony.

Award frequency

Typically scholarships will be awarded annually. However, the donor reserves the right to award scholarships on a more or less frequent basis as income levels and CFNS permit.

The following is a breakdown of what is required for a complete application:

  • A list of involvement in the community, such as church groups, volunteer work, sports teams or competitive/leadership roles, mentorship programs, other associations, and/or any other charitable involvement. Please provide a 500 word essay to expand on one community involvement experience.
  • Most recent academic transcript
  • Proof of registration at a post-secondary institution
  • An explanation of financial need