This scholarship is in memory of former Fort Miller teacher Jeff Davis, who passed away this last year. He had a passion for teaching and for swimming/water polo.


He was also in the foster care system as a child. His friends and colleagues set up this scholarship and are looking particularly at swimmers/water polo players, who have a desire to become teachers and who have overcome or are currently struggling with obstacles and challenges.

One or two scholarships of $500 will be awarded.

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the attached application and also provide a one-page personal statement that addresses these three points:

  • What has/does the sport of swimming/water polo mean to you? Why has it been important?

  • What has inspired you to want to become a teacher/educator?

  • What is a challenge/obstacle that you have overcome or currently struggle with and how has it shaped you and/or affected your life.

Please visit the Fresno High School counseling office for any questions.