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School of Art & Art History

Application procedures may vary.  For additional information or application procedures, contact the department or visit their website: http://www.jmu.edu/artandarthistory/

Art Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
Awarded with monies from the annual art auction and contributions from alumni, faculty, students, and patrons of the arts. Recipients shall be incoming freshmen or undergraduate art majors who show artistic accomplishments in art history or art education. Recipients shall be chosen by a seven member committee including the Art Department Head, four art faculty, Dean of School of Fine Arts and Communication, and a JMU Faculty member appointed by the Department Head.
 

Kathleen G. Arthur Scholarship Endowment for International Study in Art History in Florence, Italy

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:

Established by Thomas H. Arthur to honor Kathleen G. Arthur, PhD by creating The Kathleen G. Arthur Scholarship Endowment for International Study in Art History in Florence, Italy, The scholarship will be administered by the School of Art and Art History via the Art History Scholarship Selection Committee, which will be appointed annually by the area head for Art History. The following considerations shall be taken into account during the scholarship selection process:Eligibility: Undergraduate students majoring in Art History who have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Prior to consideration for the scholarship, students must have applied for and been accepted into the James Madison University Semester in Florence Program.

Application Process: Students must submit a copy of their completed Semester in Florence application along with an additional essay describing their interest in and motivation for studying in Florence. Also, students will be expected to present a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

Selection Process: One or more students will be selected on the basis of their academic achievements, as evidenced by their cumulative grade point average, their essay, and the faculty recommendation.

Scholarship: The scholarship may be awarded for a fall, spring or summer session. In any particular year that more than one student is named to receive this scholarship, the scholarship amount need not be the same for each student who receives this scholarship.

While a student's financial need is intended by the Donor to be a factor in the determination of the student(s) who will receive this scholarship, the Donor directs that the scholarship selection committee shall have discretion to incorporate this factor into their determination process in a manner of the committee's discretion.

 

Martha Curt Scholarship Endowment in Art & Art History

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
The Walter & Martha Curt Family Foundation gave a gift for the purpose of establishing the Martha Curt Scholarship Endowment in Art & Art History in recognition of Mrs. Curt's lifelong involvement in the arts, as both a college student at Bridgewater College and as a benefactor of the arts ever since. This scholarship will be awarded each year to a student selected by the Director of the JMU School of Art & Art History.
 

Dr. Jay D. Kain Art Education Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Karin Ellis to honor Dr. Jay D. Kain, former director of the School of Art and Art History at JMU. This scholarship is intended to benefit a rising JMU junior or senior studying in the art education program in the School of Art and Art history. The recipient must exhibit outstanding academic scholarship, have a 3.0 grade point average and complete a one-page application provided by the School of Art and Art History including a short essay discussing their expected career path in art education and a letter of recommendation from a JMU faculty member or high school art teacher. The recipient will receive the scholarship for one year and is eligible to reapply in subsequent years. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet the requirements, a new student will be selected based on the established criteria. The Scholarship Committee in the School of Art will select the student recipient.
 

P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established to benefit an art major with a documented learning disability (registered in the JMU Office of Disability Services) who is studying in the School of Art and Art History. The student must have and maintain a 2.75 grade point average. The student is to continue to receive this scholarship until graduation as long as the criteria continues to be met. If the student recipient fails to meet the requirements or when the student graduates, another student will be selected from the College of Visual & Performing Arts. If there are no students w
 

New Market Arts and Crafts Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by the New Market Arts and Crafts Club to provide a source of funding for academic scholarships. Recipients shall be selected by the School of Art & Art History and the Office of Financial Aid with preference given to those students from Shenandoah County who have an interest in preserving the arts and crafts of Virginia. The award may only be given to students from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The award will be made on an annual basis and may be renewed each year at the undergraduate level for four years.
 

Rob Miller Graphic Design Scholarship Award

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:

A worthy recipient will be selected by the School of Art & Art History. The amounts of each annual award will be based on the available cash balance. A $1,000 scholarship award is anticipated each year.

J. Binford Walford Scholarship in Architecture

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:

The J. Binford Walford Scholarships in Architecture will be will be administered as stated in the last will and testament of Aurelia Behm Walford:

1.  Application will be initiated by the student, generally in the spring of the academic year. The application may be accompanied by letters of recommendation from professors or any other person regarding the applicant's ability and/or serious intent to pursue architecture.

2.  All applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Walford Scholarship Committee, which shall include representatives of the Department of Music, the Department of Communication Arts, and the Department of Art, or comparable academic departments. The committee shall meet with the applicants in person and shall consider the applicant's statement as to his goals and interest in pursuing a career in architecture, his proposed program of study, his prior academic performance and prior experience, if any, and any papers or portfolio of projects that would support the project.

3.  The decision of the committee will be made on the basis of the merit of the applicant. Scholarship eligibility shall be limited to art majors who plan to take courses directly related to architecture and who express an interest in pursuing architecture as a career.

4.  Recipients of the scholarship shall be assigned an advisor in the Department of Art who will assist them in selecting courses which will facilitate their entry in a school of architecture upon graduation. The advisor will meet with the students periodically and will communicate with the schools of architecture within the State to help plan the course of study that would be most directly related to architecture.

5.  The scholarship will be renewable as long as the student pursues this course. The committee may award the scholarships in varying amounts and numbers depending on the funds available and the number and merit of applicants.  The scholarships will be renewable only through application. The individual student's continued study of architecture and progress will be reviewed by the student's program advisor, in consultation with the student's professors, and this review would be forwarded to the committee.

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  Contact Information:
   Warren Hall
   MSC 3519
   Harrisonburg, VA 22807
   540-568-7820 (phone) 
   540-568-7994 (fax)
   scholarships@jmu.edu
  

Susan K. Moyers
Associate Director for Grants & Scholarships
Email: moyerssk@jmu.edu   

 

Steven Cox

Assistant Director for Scholarships

Email: coxsn@jmu.edu

 

Vivian Ferris
Scholarship Coordinator

Email: ferrisvl@jmu.edu