Dover resident and Wesley College student Elyza Gutierrez was awarded the Dr. Presley Spruance Downs Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship was established by Donald Van Lear Downs (Class of 1907) in memory of his father, who was a member of the first graduating class of the Wilmington Conference Academy, 1875.

Income from this fund is awarded annually to two graduates of Dover High School. In the event there is no candidate from Dover High School, the income from this fund will accrue to candidates in the following year, or be given at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office for that year.