This endowed academic scholarship is named in honor of Robert A. “Bobby” Davis. Bobby was drafted, to serve his country and preserve freedom around the world, right after graduating from high school in 1960. He died a decorated American Hero, with valor, in the infamous battle of Ia Drang; a battle that changed the Vietnam War.

The Robert A. Davis Scholarship is endowed. The number of awards and the amount of stipends will vary each year based on available funds. 

This academic scholarship offsets educational expenses related to tuition, books, and supplies. Preference is given to those who will attend a national conference.


For More Information on Robert A. Davis: 

Chester County Hall of Heros Page 


     Applications are open to students who are currently enrolled with at least 6 and no more than 12 credits completed in the HESAA graduate program at Buffalo State. The applicant must have maintained a 3.5 GPA at the time of application. Also, applications must be received by the application deadline.


Picture Gallery of Past Recipients


Selection Criteria:
     Applications for this scholarship will be reviewed by a national committee consisting of HEA alumni who are scholar practitioners, along with Davis family members. It also includes a Chair of the Board and one faculty member as non-voting participants. 

The Successful Robert A. Davis Scholars will be Selected Based on the Following Criteria:

  • Quality of academic achievement and goals
  • Statement of how the scholarship funds will be used
  • Participation in volunteer and/or extracurricular activities  
  • Evidence of service related activities beyond job related accomplishments
  • Discussion of your proposed goals for work in the field of Higher Education or Student Affairs

Eligibility Criteria:

     Applications are open to students who are currently enrolled with at least 6 and no more than 12 credits completed in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration Graduate Program at Buffalo State. The applicant must have maintained a 3.5 GPA at the time of application. 

What needs to be Completed:

  • Robert A. Davis Application
  • 1000-word essay of eligibility
  • Buffalo State student transcript
  • One (1) confidential and professional reference letter (letter of support) from an employer, internship supervisor, etc. The letter of support must discuss the applicant’s service beyond job related responsibilities. The reference letter must be submitted in a signed, sealed envelope with the application packet.
  • All materials need to be mailed or handed in to the Higher Education Administration Department office, Bacon 214C, by the scholarship deadline.

Application packets are to be sent directly to:

Higher Education Administration Office
Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Ave., 214C Bacon Hall
Buffalo, NY 14222

Robert A. Davis Endowed Scholarship Board 2013-2014

Dr. Robert J. Naples
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
816 N Juanita Avenue Unit B
Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2200

Ms. Vicki T. Sapp
Office for Residential Life and Housing Services
100 Gilbert Hall
Box #270466
Rochester, NY 14627

Douglas McNabb
23-35 Broadway
Apt. 2G
Astoria, NY 11106

Jackie Guglietta
Assistant Director of Regional Programs
The University of Georgia
130 Kingston Way
Athens, GA 30606

Pedro Santana - 1996
Dean of Students
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205-9441

Dr. Timothy Gallineau
Retired Faculty and Chair
85 Sherwood Dr.
Allegany, NY 14706

Ms. Sally S. Davis
Sister of Robtert A. Davis
824 N. Madison
Wilmington, DE 19801

Ms. Charlene K. Daley
Niece of Robert A. Davis and Retire from Airforce
1725 Clarkson Rd.
Richmond, VA 23224

Higher Education Administration

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Bacon Hall 214C
Buffalo, New York 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-3789 •  Fax: (716) 878-4856