Damon and Amy Davis Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Civil Engineering
The Damon and Amy Davis Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Civil Engineering was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on March 7, 2012, to benefit The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering. Gift funds were provided by Mr. Damon Anthony Davis and Mrs. Amy Elizabeth James Davis. Amy, Damon, and their family live in Singapore, where Damon works for Exxon Mobil Corporation.
In 1996, Damon graduated with a BS in civil engineering from the Cockrell School (still named the College of Engineering at the time) and Amy graduated from the College of Education with a BS in applied learning and development.
The University of Texas opened the doors to a whole new world for Amy and Damon, and because of his engineering degree, Damon embarked on a career path that has allowed him and his family to live and travel extensively outside the United States.
Damon was the recipient of multiple scholarships, including Endowed Presidential Scholarships, during his days at the university. He felt an obligation to give back to the university and made it his goal to endow a Presidential Scholarship. By establishing an endowment, Damon and Amy were able to forever link the Davis family with The University of Texas at Austin, and recognize hardworking engineering students with financial assistance using merit-based criteria.
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduates at any level who have demonstrated leadership, character, interest in, and potential for a successful engineering career.