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 number of awards and the amount of stipends will vary each year based on available funds. This academic scholarship is designed to offset educational expenses related to attendance at a national conference of higher education such as NASPA, ACPA or ASHE.
Applications are open to students who are currently enrolled with at least 6 and no more than 18 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.
For more information about PFC Robert A. Davis:
Robert's Mother Recieving Bronze Star
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
Applications are open to students who are currently enrolled. Students must have at least 6 and no more than 18 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
1300 Elmwood Ave., 214C Bacon Hall
Buffalo, NY 14222
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