James J. Davis, known to most as Jim, was a dear friend and colleague to Kymanox founder, Stephen M. Perry. Jim embraced continual learning through new experiences. He never took short cuts and didn’t feel they worked. In order to really know something, he felt you had to experience it, to live it. Jim was constantly seeking out new experiences to broaden his knowledge of the world. It is in this spirit that the scholarship was designed.

The Kymanox mission is to facilitate effective and efficient knowledge transfer. James J. Davis taught us that there are few things as effective and efficient in transferring knowledge as experience. The selected scholarship recipient will receive $1,000.00 (USD) for 2014/2015 educational-related expenses. The goal of these funds is to encourage students to study abroad and experience something new to grow their knowledge of the world.

Jim Davis (left) and Stephen Perry (right) enjoying an apres-ski moment in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Thanks to the more than 60 applicants for the scholarship this year!

Congratulations to the following Finalists:

Calvary Diggs, Charlotte, NC
"With honor, I represent those that believed in and supported me."

Salma Mendez Gomez, San Antonio, TX
"I felt an irreplaceable sense of accomplishment and pride knowing I made a difference in someone else's life."

Maritza Padilla, Davis, CA
"I firmly believe that travel is the one thing you buy that makes you richer."

Ingela Rundquist, Apple Valley, UT
"My goal is to grow as an individual from this experience . . . as a person and a leader in my community."

Kaveh Varjoy, Anaheim Hills, CA
"...this is a chance to learn more in one year by actually doing than years in a class could ever teach me."

Finalists need to be available for a short phone interview from May 30 - June 7, 2014.

The scholarship winner will be announced Friday, June 13, 2014. The winner will be contacted by the Scholarship Administrator and the name will be posted on this page.

The James J. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Students Studying Abroad:

$1,000.00 Towards Educational Expenses in 2014/2015

General Information and Eligibility

22OCT11 Press Release

Scholarship Application

Financial Need Verification Form

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