PMI J. Gordon Davis Founders Scholarship

Scholarship Type

Academic Scholarship

Sponsored By

Project Management Institute


In honor of the distinguished service career of the founders of the Project Management Institute, the PMI Board of Directors has established the PMI J. Gordon Davis Founders Scholarship.The scholarship is open to any student enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a bachelor's degree in project management or a project management related field.The scholarship will be awarded in the amount up to US $2,000.This scholarship is awarded once annually.

Application and Notification

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This scholarship is open to students who are registered at accredited, degree-granting colleges or universities and are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in project management or related fields of study.

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About J. Gordon Davis, PhD

This endowed scholarship honors the life of Dr. J. Gordon Davis. Dr. Davis was member number four at PMI and a former Vice President of the Institute. He effectively served PMI in many capacities, including the coordination of the Institute's early-on academic activities, and has received nearly every honor that the organization bestows, including the designation of PMI Fellow. His interest in helping to create PMI was to provide a forum for discussing the emerging concepts and practices in the field, and to identify a profession of project management that was not otherwise perceived as a profession. Dr. Davis challenged PMI members and leaders to build professionalism in project management and focus on the multi-disciplinary aspects of project management that play such a vital role in bringing projects of all sizes to a successful conclusion. (Source: PMI®)