Scholarship Overview

An endowed scholarship established by Dr. Peggy Ann Shifflett '68,'70 with a gift made as an expression of thanks by the Donor to all her relatives in Hopkins Gap, present and past, who live and lived lives worthy of committing to permanent record in her book, The Red Flannel Rag: Memories of an Appalachian Childhood. The Red Flannel Rag Scholarship Endowment for Students from Hopkins Gap, Virginia will provide funds annually to a deserving undergraduate student scholar from the Hopkins Gap region of Rockingham County, Virginia - a region identified by an address of Hopkins Gap Road or Peak Mountain Road. The appointment of a student as a Red Flannel Rag Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships; provided, however, that the following additional provisions shall guide the process of awarding this scholarship. Specifically: First, in years in which there is a student from Hopkins Gap who seeks this scholarship:Once a student from Hopkins Gap is appointed to receive this scholarship, the scholarship will be renewable for each year that the appointed Red Flannel Rag Scholar remains an undergraduate student in good standing at James Madison University, up to a maximum of four additional years beyond the first year that the student receives this scholarship.Second, in years in which there is no student from Hopkins Gap who seeks this scholarship: If no student from Hopkins Gap seeks this scholarship in any given year, the available scholarship funds for that year shall be held over for distribution the following year; and, up to four consecutive years of scholarship funds may be accumulated in the event that no student from Hopkins Gap seeks this scholarship for such a period. During such a holding over period, the funds otherwise available for distribution as scholarship resources shall be held by the JMU Foundation, Inc. as temporarily restricted funds. Income derived from the temporarily restricted funds will not accumulate toward either the scholarship's endowment account or the scholarship's distribution account.Third, in years in which scholarship funds are held over for distribution: If, during a holding over period, as described above, a qualifying undergraduate student from Hopkins Gap seeks – and is appointed to receive – this scholarship, then the scholarship amount for this student will be the amount available for distribution as scholarship funds that year plus the total amount of the funds then being held by the JMU Foundation as temporarily restricted funds. Then, (as noted above) the scholarship shall be renewable each year that the appointed Red Flannel Rag Scholar remains an undergraduate student in good standing at James Madison University, up to a maximum of four additional years beyond the first year that the student receives this scholarship. If, on the other hand, the full four year limit on the holding over period is reached and there is no qualifying undergraduate student from Hopkins Gap who has sought this scholarship – then, in that fourth year, the total amount of the funds then being held by the JMU Foundation as temporarily restricted funds shall be made available for distribution to a deserving student via the University's general scholarship fund, to be awarded at the discretion of the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid in accordance with the policies and procedures of the JMU Foundation, Inc. and the University then in effect; provided, however, further that: A first preference shall be given to a student from the Rockingham County (Virginia) Public School District, or its successor, in the awarding of such scholarship funds; and, the student appointed that year as a Red Flannel Rag Scholar shall be advised that the total amount of the scholarship funds awarded to the student shall be paid in four equal annual installments, so long as the student remains in good standing at James Madison University.



Need Based
No

Eligibility Criteria
Freshmen   Sophomore   Junior   Senior  

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