Davis Scholarship


The LeCount R. & Jewel W. Davis Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that supports the next generation of African-American financial planners. Two scholarship recipients will receive $2,500 to advance their financial planning academic achievement and professional development.

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Scholarship Aid

Of the $2,500 scholarship, $1,000 will be applied towards tuition and fees. Payment will be made directly to the student's college or university.

Each award also includes complimentary registration to the AAAA Annual National Conference, along with $1,500 to account for up to two nights lodging and travel to and from the conference. Payments will be made directly to the lodging and travel vendors.

Scholarship recipients are required to attend the conference.

NOTE: Due to the pandemic, the full $2,500 scholarship will be a tuition scholarship. Students will also get a virtual pass to AAAA VISION Conference for the 2021-2022 school year.



Completed applications are due by July 7, 2021.



Applicants who meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply:

Must be Black/African-American

A U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card

Must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at a Historically Black College and University that is CFP Board registered. (See Our Partners to see if your school qualifies).

Must be a junior or senior in academic standing

Have a strong academic record with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25

Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential

Must participate in community service activities

Must have demonstrated leadership and active involvement at school or in the community

Must be planning to pursue a career in financial planning


Application Package

Your completed application package must include the following items:

1. Completed scholarship application

2. Two letters of recommendation

  • One from a faculty member of a CFP Board registered program at a Historically Black College and University. The letter should be on original letterhead or email format clearly listing the author’s name, position, school and contact phone number.
  • One from a civic, community or professional leader who can attest to the applicant’s commitment to the financial planning profession. This letter can come from the leader of a professional organization, volunteer supervisor or practitioner. The letter must on original letterhead or an email format clearly listing the author’s name, position, company and contact phone number.

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3. A copy of your official transcript


Submission Process

Scholarship application packages must be complete (application, letters of recommendation and transcripts) and received by the AAAA Foundation by July 7, 2021. Submissions after the deadline or those that are still incomplete will not be considered.

Complete your application via our online application and attach your letters of recommendation and your transcripts.

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