Stanley N. Davis Graduate Scholarship

Professor Emeritus Stanley Nelson Davis


The Stanley N. Davis Endowment was established by Phil Fitzwater, alumnus of the University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (HAS), to support graduate student scholarships. 

The scholarship has been named in memory of Dr. Stanley N. Davis, a faculty member and teacher who positively impacted Phil and many others during his tenure as a professor. The scholarship enables the department to recruit and retain the best and brightest students. (At the time of his donation, Fitzwater issued a match challenge to potential donors: If $20,000 could be raised, he would donate an additional $5,000.)

Davis Biography

Dr. Stanley N. Davis was a professor and former department head of Hydrology and Water Resources. Davis earned a bachelor's degree in geology with a minor in mathematics from the University of Nevada in 1949, a Master of Science degree in geology from the University of Kansas in 1951, and his doctorate in geology from Yale University in 1955. 

Davis joined the University of Arizona faculty in 1975. During his career, Davis was a consultant for the United States Bureau of Reclamation, the Kansas and Missouri geological surveys, the Arctic Institute of North America, Princeton University, and the University Oriente and the University de los Andes, both in Venezuela.

“Stan Davis was an inspired teacher and mentor. Never too harsh, never too weak, always just right. I owe him an everlasting thanks for a good start on a long and successful career, but most of all for the guidance and outstanding example of excellence that he provided all those around him. It is an honor to offer up a scholarship fund in his name and memory. Please dig deep and support future students with a donation of consequence. Your money will be well spent in making future fine scientists aspiring to the caliber of Dr. Stan Davis.” 

  •  Phillip Fitzwater, Class of 1981, MS Groundwater Hydrology

This scholarship provides an exciting opportunity for HAS students to experience a high quality education and develop their professional careers which will impact our field and our world.

Award, Eligibility, and Criteria

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