Texas Tech University

Dr. Dale W. Davis and Alan Kent Davis Memorial Scholarship

For an entering freshman from Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas, who intends to major in English. The recipient shall have the minimum GPA declared by Coronado High School for honor students. Financial need will be considered subsequent to merit in the award. This scholarship is nonrenewable with a new recipient selected each year. Administered by the Student Awards and Scholarships Committee.

The Davis Memorial Scholarship was originally endowed as the Alan Davis Memorial Scholarship in 1992 by Dr. Dale Davis, Professor-Emeritus of English, and his wife, Joanne L. Davis, in memory of their son, Alan. Despite having Muscular Dystrophy, Alan was active in drama, music, and art. He died in 1988, shortly after his graduation from Coronado High School with honors. The scholarship is for an entering freshman from Coronado High School (or, if no candidate applies, from Monterey High School) who intends to major in English at TTU and who has the minimum GPA declared by CHS for honor students.  

When Dr. Dale Davis died in 2008, Mrs. Davis requested that the scholarship be renamed in honor of them both, becoming the Dr. Dale W. Davis and Alan Kent Davis Memorial Scholarship.  Dr. Dale Davis taught at Texas Tech University from 1968 until his retirement in 1999.  He was later awarded the title of Associate Professor Emeritus.  Among his achievements were Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of English and Director of General Studies for the College of Arts & Sciences.