Scholarship Winners

2019 Davis Scholars

Daa'iyah Ford


Major: Finance

Minor: Personal Finance

Daa'iyah Ford chose finance as a major because she knows the importance of personal finance in an individual’s life, and because there are ample opportunities available within the profession. Daa’iyah plans on obtaining the CFP certification and spending the majority of her career in personal finance. Once established in her career, she will focus on providing personal financial education to minority communities and incarcerated individuals.

“The reason I selected this major is because I love the impact money can have, as well as the countless job opportunities that allow you to constantly learn new things,” Daa’iyah said.

Over the summer, she worked at the campus office of Veteran Services, an organization that assists military veterans and dependents with academic support resources. The organization determines Hazelwood Act eligibility and certifies federal educational benefits for students who attend the university.

Kameron Kindle


Major: Finance

Minor: Personal Finance

Kameron Kindle believes there is a great need for financial literacy, and that has led him to a potential career in financial planning. Kameron genuinely enjoys helping families and individuals find resolutions to their financial problems, and he hopes to be able to help more people in the years to come.

"Financial planners need to educate with the heart of a teacher on how to manage goals and objectives for finances, then pass that knowledge to the next generation," Kameron said.

Kameron interned with an independent financial planning firm in Houston prior to receiving the Davis Scholarship. He was responsible for updating client information, preparing for client meetings and participating in the annual review process.


Past Davis Scholars


Chanece Bigelow


Jael Smith



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