small round give now buttonAlison MacDonald Doherty Scholarship

Alison MacDonald-Doherty (1958-2005)
BS, James Madison University, 1980



For 25 years, Alison had been a dedicated JMU alumna. She always took time to share her experiences and knowledge with the geology department, provided many opportunities for active students, and emphasized the importance of research. An endowed student research scholarship was established in Ali’s name by her husband, Michael, and her family.  The scholarship provides funds to outstanding undergraduate scholars conducting research in the fields of Geology and Environmental Science.


Scholarship Recipients

  • 2014: Thomas Farrell and April Kelly
  • 2013: Jillian Browning, Tim Kropp, and Kathryn McConahy
  • 2012: Adriane Lam and Michael Bulas
  • 2011: Selina Cole, Timothy Charlton, Meghan Flynn, Casey Marshall, and Gina Cappiello
  • 2009: Christopher Sutherland and Kevin Cabaniss
  • 2008: Laura Robinett
  • 2007: Corey Ramstad

Scholarship Announcement and Application

Announcement (.doc)

Application (.doc)