DAVIS FUND FOR STUDENT EXPERIENCES

EXPERIENCE YOUR EDUCATION IN BIG WAYS

The Davis Fund for Student Experiences provides financial support for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue unique and exceptional learning experiences. Thanks to the generosity of Jim C. Davis ’81 VSB and Kim Davis, the Davis Fund makes grants to applicants who demonstrate opportunities to enhance their VSB education in exceptional ways. This may include conferences, research, independent study, case competitions, nonprofit service, global opportunities or something truly different. Challenge yourself—THINK BIG about your education and pursue experiences that help you accomplish more personally and professionally.

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HOW TO APPLY

Complete an application to apply for a grant from the Davis Fund for Student Experiences. This application must include your professional resume and a 250-word essay explaining how this grant will help you pursue your goals while aligning with the values of the Villanova School of Business. You can also complete an optional essay to share an additional information with the Review Committee.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Current students can learn more about the Davis Fund by attending an upcoming information session. See Handshake for details. You can also schedule an individual meeting by emailing Caitlin Gilmore.

KEEP IN MIND

MAKING CONNECTIONS

"TEDx acts as a platform for students, faculty, staff and alumni to spark conversations through their stories and perspectives. Thanks to the Davis Fund’s generosity, we were able to enhance this year’s conference experience."
Samantha Roth ’21 VSB

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TEDx Villanova Conference

EXPERIENCE WITH AN IMPACT

Volunteers for Feed a Soul NGO
Volunteers for Feed a Soul NGO
"Feed a Soul NGO provides hot meals for women and children in Nigeria at Christmas. With support from the Davis Fund we were able to fund administrative expenses and provide essential PPE for our volunteers to ensure a COVID-safe service experience."
Chichi Chioke ’21 VSB

  

ENHANCING STUDENT LEARNING

“I would like to thank you on behalf of myself and the entire Villanova Finance Group for your generous donation which paid for Wall Street Prep Access. I know that I, personally, as well as many of our members, will benefit from using the program both in academic and professional settings. Thanks to your contributions, our members have been able to grow their skill sets and become more prepared to be leaders in the business world.”
Julia Gallagher ’22 VSB
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Students learning in the lab

900 student experiences
have been supported

Since the Davis Fund began in 2019


Helping Our Students

NABA Students
Pictured: Mia Bryant '22 VSB, Chichi Chioke '21 VSB, Greg Damas '21 VSB, Nasir Dowling '21 VSB, Maria Espinoza '22 VSB,, Jalen Maurice '21 VSB, Sheydline Moise '22 CLAS, Arlene Niles '21 VSB, Franklin Peaker '22 VSB and Gabrielle Tanson '21 VSB

"The NABA conference provided amazing professional development, networking, and job placement opportunities, all while getting the chance to explore a new city. This experience would not have been possible without the generous contribution of the Davis Fund."
- Gregory Damas ‘21 VSB


Jeff Wang

"Being able to attend the Chicago Open Future Economist Summit allowed me to take insightful discussions about global economics, capitalism, and social equity in Villanova classrooms onto a tangible platform."
- Jeff Wang ’21 VSB