The Fr. Julian A. Davies, O.F.M. Scholarship was established by the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province together with his many friends and alumni of Siena, The Fr. Julian A. Davies, O.F.M. Scholarship honors Fr. Julian on the occasion of his retirement after 45 years of teaching Philosophy at Siena College.
A native of Utica, NY, Fr. Julian entered the Franciscan Order in 1953, professed vows August 13, 1954, and was ordained to the priesthood March 12, 1960. He received his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University and Ph.D. from Fordham University.
Fr. Julian published two translations of works of the Franciscan William of Ockham, and also authored a textbook: A Philosophy of the Human Being. In addition to his teaching, Fr. Julian served as editor of the Holy Name Province Provincial Annals’, and was active on campus as Siena College Alumni Chaplain and College Archivist. His ministerial activities included serving the Diocese of Albany as a sacramental minister as well as being active in Marriage Encounter and Marriage Retorno.
This scholarship will be awarded to a Siena student with a financial need who embraces and embodies the Franciscan spirit of service to others that Fr. Julian exhibited throughout his teaching career.