Awards & Scholarships

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science offers a number of awards and scholarships to students. More information about each award and its recipients is available by clicking on the name of each Award or Scholarship.  If you would like to support the department by contributing to these or other awards, please contact Bill McAnulty, JMU Development Officer.


The Alison MacDonald-Doherty Scholarship
For outstanding undergraduate research in Geology and Environmental Science


The Catherine King-Frazier Scholarship
In recognition of outstanding achievement in academics by the most promising new major


The Cullen Sherwood Scholarship
In recognition of a commitment to pursuing a geology focused career


The Dr. Roddy V. Amenta Memorial Scholarship Endowment
In recognition of an outstanding undergraduate scholar in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science

The Wilbur T. Harnsberger Field Geology Scholarship
Partial support of field camp tuition for an outstanding Geology major


The William Frangos Memorial Endowment
In recognition of excellence in geophysics and quantitative environmental science


The W. Cullen Sherwood Oustanding Senior Award
Presented to a graduating Geology or Earth Science major who has demonstrated outstanding academic acheivement


The Most Promising Earth Science Teacher Award
Presented to a Geology or Earth Science major minoring in Secondary Education


The Philip R. Cosminsky Award
In appreciation of outstanding service and dedication to the Geology and Environmental Science Department


The W. A. Tarr Award
In recognition of the award given by the Eta Nu Chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon for meritorious work in the Earth Sciences