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The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships awards a variety of JMU Foundation Scholarships based on merit and need. We are no longer accepting upperclass applications for the 2010-11 JMU Foundation Scholarships awarded by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Scholarship recipients will receive notification during the month of July. All applicants will receive a response from the financial aid office.

For entering freshman scholarships awarded by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships no application is required. The financial aid office does not administer the Freshman Scholarship Programs. Visit the Freshman Scholarship Programs website for more information about this program.

The comprehensive list of scholarships below includes both freshman and upper class opportunities.


Moran Family Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$550.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

2.75

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

JMU student from Maryland

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by John and Carol Moran to fund financial aid scholarships.  Their son, Bryan, graduated from JMU in 1998.

 

 

 

Classified Employees Student Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1000.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

Parent or Guardian is classified Employee of JMU

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

An endowed scholarship established by the JMU Foundation for students of classified employees. Applicants must be sons or daughters of full-time classified employees.

 

 

 

Lucile Campbell Duke Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$700.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

Academics

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Madison College alumni in the classes of 1920 through 1953 in honor of Lucile Campbell Duke in 1979.  Lucile Campbell was from Georgetown, Texas.  Lucile went to college, which was very unusual for women of the era, and she was then hired to teach English at a Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Oklahoma by Samuel Page Duke, the assistant principal and football coach.  They came back to his family home in Virginia, where they were married.  In 1918 Samuel P. Duke was appointed president of Harrisonburg Normal School, later to become Madison College, and then James Madison University.  Dr. Duke suffered a stroke in 1949 and resigned as president of Madison College.  The Dukes moved to what is now Zirkle House until his death in 1955.  Mrs. Duke lived in an apartment not far from campus until her death in 1980.  She was always very proud of the university's growth and success.  The university's athletic teams are called the Dukes in honor of Dr. Duke, and Duke Hall is also named for him.

 

 

 

Class of 1952 Endowed Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$2300.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

Freshman

   Other:

Academics, Extra-Curricular & Comm. Service Activities

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by the alumni members of the class of 1952.

 

 

 

Robert Michael Harper Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1500.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

    Other:

Alpha Chi Rho

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by the friends and family of Robert Michael Harper '81 in May 1992.  Michael graduated from JMU with a B.S. in geology.  He had been a member of the football team and Alpha Chi Rho.  He was an avid skier, hunter and golfer and was a member of a kayak club in Pittsburgh, PA.  He worked as a hydro-geologist with the Department of Environmental Resources in Crawford County, PA.  He was killed in a car accident in February 1992.

 

 

 

Agness S. Dingledine Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1300.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

3.00

   Class Year:

Junior, Senior

   Other:

Alumni Legacy OR VA Resident, Help Others

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by the friends and family of Agness Stribling Dingledine in 1974.  Agness enrolled in Harrisonburg Normal School in 1913.  She was the head of the Honor Council and became the president of the first Student Government Association.  By 1917 she was the youngest faculty member at the Normal School.  In February 1918 she married Raymond C. Dingledine, a professor of mathematics at the school.  The Dingledines' daughters Jane and Agness graduated from Madison College.  Their son Raymond went to the University of Virginia and then taught at Madison college after World War II.  Their other son, William, became a doctor.  Agness's husband, Raymond Sr. died in 1941.  After his death she worked as the college alumnae secretary and as housemother and adviser for Sigma Sigma Sigma.  Dingledine Hall is named in her honor.

 

 

 

John Vanderbilt Fulk Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1250.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

3.00

   Class Year:

Rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior

   Other:

Through active involvement in Catholic Campus Ministries (CCM), demonstrates leadership, citizenship and service orientation.

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Captain (USN-Retired) and Mrs. Carol Fulk in honor of their son, John Vanderbilt Fulk '83.  John received a BFA degree from James Madison University.  He was an active member in the Catholic Campus Ministry. John was a member of the JMU Army ROTC program, commissioned as an officer, served on Active Duty and in the Army Reserves until his retirement in June 2005.   He is currently a Teacher and Director of Development at Saint Joseph School in Petersburg, Virginia. He lives in Chester, Virginia with his two daughters Brittany and Nicole. 

 

 

 

Tadlock Watson Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1000.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

Freshman

   Other:

Documented learning disability

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Sheryl T. Watson '65 and John R. Watson, Jr. in appreciation of the education Sheryl received during her undergraduate years at Madison College and of the many benefits derived from the emphasis placed upon education by their parents.

 

 

 

Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1400.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

Freshman

   Other:

Extracurricular and academic achievement

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by the class of 1959.  This scholarship is intended to benefit an entering JMU freshman with financial need and strong academic, extra-curricular and community service credentials.

 

 

 

Rachel and Joseph Hollis Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$900.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

Financial Emergency

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established in January 1990 by Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Rachel Hollis.  Dr. Hollis was a member of the faculty in the College of Business; he is now retired.  The Hollis's children Jeffry and Christopher graduated from James Madison University in 1984 and 1986.

 

 

 

Kris Lawson Endowed Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$700.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

3.00

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

Kappa Sigma

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established in April 1990 by the family and friends of Kris R. Lawson '82.  Kris was a member of Kappa Sigma and was also a police cadet while a student here.  Kris graduated with a B.B.A. in marketing.  He was killed in a car accident in January 1990.

 

 

 

Brent J. Rhoads/Lambda Chi Alpha Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$600.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

Junior

   Other:

Member Greek Organization

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by the friends and family of Brent J. Rhoads and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in October 1994.  Brent was from Vienna, Virginia and a member of LXA.  He died in a car accident on October 5, 1994.  He was a junior.

 

 

 

Betty Moxley Snyder Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

Amount Unavailable

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

Chosen as freshman

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established through a gift from the estate of Betty Moxley Snyder '46.  Mrs. Snyder graduated from Madison College with a degree in business administration.

 

 

Suzanne Pollack Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$560.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

    Minimum GPA:

2.50

   Class Year:

Freshman

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Joan Yablon in November 1996 in memory of her daughter, Suzanne Pollack '90.  Suzanne was a finance major, a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, and she graduated cum laude.  Suzanne took her own life in October 1996.  In a letter to her parents, she said that her years at JMU were the best of her life and she wanted to provide that opportunity to other students.

 

 

 

Warren and Elva Wood Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$900.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

3.00

   Class Year:

Freshman

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established in December 1997 by Joyce Marlene "Molly" Wood '55 and her sister, Marian Wood Goodloe '58, in memory of their parents, Warren and Elva Wood. Warren was born July 15, 1906 in Earlysville, VA and grew up on the family farm. Elva was born August 14, 1905 in Advance Mills, VA, also on a farm. Warren and Elva were married on July 30, 1928 and purchased their home and business, a country store, in Earlysville. They worked together for 42 years.  Warren was elected to 3 terms on the Albemarle Co. Board of Supervisors. He also served on the board of First Federal Savings and Loan in Charlottesville. Elva was active in community groups, especially the PTA of Broadus Wood High School. Warren died in 1972; Elva died in 1995. Neither Warren nor Elva had the opportunity for higher education, but they were both dedicated to self-improvement and learning. They valued education and impressed that value upon their daughters. Warren and Elva would be proud that part of their legacy will provide assistance to students in pursuit of an education.

 

 

Joseph and Deborah Boling Family Scholarship

 

Average Award:

Not yet available

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

2.50

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Joe and Debbi Boling, JMU parents.

 

 

 

J. Leonard and Thelma Kennett Branch Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$2000.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established from the estate of Thelma K. Branch.  She was the secretary for Dr. Caldwell and Dr. Clifford during her time at Madison College during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.  She died at age 98 in 2001.

 

 

 

Otto F. and Edna T. Frederikson Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1500.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established through a bequest by Dr. Edna Tutt Frederikson.  Dr. Frederikson was from Everton, Arkansas.  She went to the University of Iowa, University of Nebraska and the University of Wisconsin.  In 1931 she received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.  That same year Dr. Frederikson and her husband, Otto, joined the staff of Madison College.  She taught in the English Department from 1932 to 1941 and was in charge of "The Breeze;" he taught history and social science. Dr. Frederikson and her husband retired from Madison College in 1957, and they made four around-the-world trips and 14 to Europe.  They traveled the U.S. extensively.  Dr. Frederikson died in 1998.

 

 

 

JMU General Scholarship Endowment

 

Average Award:

$1300.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

 

 

 

 

Green-Price Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$640.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Ruth Green Price '44 and her husband, James.  Ruth graduated from Madison College with a degree in General Home Economics.  James was the Senior Vice President of Operations at Norfolk Shipbuilding.  He is now retired.  The Prices' daughter, Beth, is a JMU graduate, class of 1968.  Mrs. Price died in April 1999.





Lucy Copenhaver Gunter Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$700.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established in 1972 by Dr. B. A. Gunter in memory of his wife.

 

 

 

Donna Anderson Hales Family Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$500.00

Criteria:

 

    Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by James and Donna '69 Hales in June 1994.  Donna Anderson Hales graduated from Madison College with a B.S. in Business and Marketing Education.  James and Donna's daughters Holly and Heather graduated from JMU in 1997 and 1995.

 

 

 

H. L. Harris Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1000.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established with a grant from the H. L. Harris Foundation & Trust in Alexandria, Va., to support deserving students from Northern Virginia.

 

 

 

Matthew D. Horning Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$4000.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established in November 2001 by the friends and family of Matthew Douglas Horning '97.  Matt was from New Jersey, while at JMU he was an honors student and a Bilbrey Scholarship recipient.  He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Computer Information Sciences.  After graduation he returned to New Jersey and was a database administrator for Marsh & McLennan.  Matt died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Matthew believed that JMU educated and trained him well for entering and succeeding his field of work.  He made wonderful friendships at JMU that continued after graduation. 

 

 

 

Katherine Maxwell Ikenberry Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$500.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Dr. Lynn D. Ikenberry in memory of his mother, Katherine Maxwell Ikenberry.  Dr. Emmert Ikenberry, her husband, moved to Harrisonburg in 1945 and taught at Madison College, where he served as chairman of the department for a number of years.  He also served as director of the Division of Natural Sciences, dean of arts and sciences and also as vice president of academic affairs. Katherine and Emmert were married in 1930.  She died June 20, 1973.  Emmert Ikenberry died March 25, 1991.

 

 

Althea L. Johnston Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$750.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Althea's daughter, Mrs. Jaqueline Rice '32, and her husband, Mr. W. Thomas Rice in June 1982.  In 1909, Althea Loose accepted an offer to teach Latin, German and physical education at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women. In 1911, she married James C. Johnston, principal of Harrisonburg High. In 1919 she was head of the physical education department. Under her direction, it grew from a program of non-credit exercises to a degree-granting department emphasizing health education and teaching methods. In 1921 she instituted varsity basketball.  Althea was the women's basketball coach during the '20s and '30s. Her teams had 4 undefeated seasons.  Althea completed her master's at Columbia. James died in 1929, and she continued coaching and teaching. She stepped down as basketball coach in 1942 with a record of 106-33-5. In 1951 she retired. Johnston Hall, named for her husband, was renamed the James C. and Althea L. Johnston Hall.  Althea celebrated her 98th birthday on July 22, 1983. She died in 1984 and was named to the JMU Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.

 

 

 

Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$700.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Created with a grant from the Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation, Inc. in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation Scholarship #2

 

Average Award:

$800.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Created with a grant from the Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation, Inc. in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

Eleanor Beatrice Marable Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1500.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Frances Waddell Camden '43 in 1982.  Mrs. Camden was the executrix for the estate of Miss Marable '45.  Beatrice Marable was born July 3, 1893, the ninth child born to her parents in Prince George County, Virginia.  Her family farmed and was very poor.  Beatrice was encouraged to study, and she was the only one of her siblings to go beyond their one-room schoolhouse. In 1908 a teacher, caught in a storm, stayed the night in the Marables' home.  She left a magazine behind with an article about the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg, Virginia, which was to have its first session in the fall of 1909.  Beatrice applied in December 1908, and hers was the first application to be accepted.  She was known ever after as the college's 'First Daughter.'

 

 

 

Parents Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$900.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Funded by gifts from parents of students of James Madison University.

 

 

 

Jane McCauley Partlow Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$800.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established in memory of Jane McCauley Partlow.

 

 

 

Glen Smith Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$700.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established in memory of history professor Glen Smith by his widow, Eleanor Watts Graf, a JMU alumna.





Witthoefft Family Scholarship

 

Average Award:

Not yet available

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Charles F. and Lane B. Witthoefft in appreciation of the fine education their three sons and other family members received while attending James Madison University.

 

 

 

Honors Advisory Board Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1500.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

Freshman

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by the Honors Program Advisory Board for students in the Honors Program.

 

 

Botetourt-Roanoke Valley Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1,000.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

Quality leadership evidenced by active volunteer engagement, first preference for a member(s) of the Church of the Transfiguration in Fincastle, Virginia, second preference for a resident(s) of Botetourt County, third preference for a resident(s) of the Greater Roanoke Valley, and fourth preference for graduates of a Junior Achievement program

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established in June 1988 by Susan Wilson Odasz.  Mrs. Odasz's daughter, Cynthia, graduated from JMU in 1988.   She is retired from General Electric.  Mrs. Odasz has set up a similar scholarship at her alma mater, the University of South Carolina at Greenville.

 

Clay Family Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$800.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established from the estate of Elizabeth Clay Llewellyn '38.  Mrs. Llewellyn passed away at the end of June 1995.  The scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Llewellyn's parents, James M. and Carrie H. Clay.

 

Classified Employees Student Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$550.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

Parent or Guardian is classified Employee of JMU

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

 

 

Ola Belle Garber Cline Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1000.00

Criteria:

 

Need:

Yes

Minimum GPA:

No

Class Year:

Freshman

Other:

Child of an educator or school administrator

Contact:

 

Department:

Financial Aid

Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Donna Burcham Fowlkes '72 and her husband, J. Thomas Fowlkes, in memory of Ola Belle Garber Cline '14, her grandmother, and in honor of Phyllis Cline Burcham, her mother.  Mrs. Fowlkes daughter is also a JMU alum.

 

John H. Harding Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1500.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

Harding descendents given preference

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established in 1991 by John H. Harding, Jr., DDS in memory of his father, John H. Harding, for his encouragement, love and support.  Dr. Harding's daughters Lucy and Elizabeth graduated from James Madison University in 1984 and 1987.

 

John L. and Kay D. Neff Endowed Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1250.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established in June 1998 by Kay Daggy Neff '59 and her husband, John L. Neff.  Kay graduated from Madison with a  B.S. in business administration.  She worked for General Electric for 24 years and helped found the Valley Industrial Credit Union. She is a member of the JMU Founders Society Advisory Board and was on the 40th Reunion Committee and the Class of 1959 Scholarship Committee. John Neff received his appreciation for knowledge and higher education through his life experiences while working for the Virginia Departments of Transportation and Corrections, for the U. S. Army in Germany, and for the Reynolds Metals Company, from which he retired with 30 years of service.  Having no children, the Neffs had to decide what legacy they would leave.  A scholarship at JMU was the answer.  They not only give back to JMU, but they are able to help students from Bath and Augusta counties.  John and Kay are from Millboro Springs in Bath county, and they have lived their entire married life (almost 40 years) in Augusta county.

 

Sarah Lanier Tabb Oliver Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

Amount Unavailable

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

Freshman

   Other:

Females

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by the TOWN Foundation which is a non-profit, charitable, philanthropic organization founded by members of Norfolk Lodge No. 1, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. The scholarship honors the memory of Mrs. Oliver.  She attended JMU from 1920 to 1922.  She taught at Green St. Elem. School, Portsmouth, VA for seven years beginning in 1922. This is an annual scholarship.  Please check with the department on availability.

 

Cheryl Lynn Rader Memorial Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$640.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

Freshman

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Frank and Carolyn Rader in September 1995 in loving memory of their daughter, Cheryl Lynn Rader.  Through the generosity of her many friends and family members, the scholarship was endowed in January 1997. Cheryl received her undergraduate degree in social studies from Radford University in 1985 and a Master of Education degree from James Madison University in 1988.  She started her career as resident director at Bridgewater College in 1985 and then moved to Randolph Macon Women's College, where she also served as resident director.  After moving back to her home in Buena Vista, Cheryl worked with the Social Services Department in Lexington, Virginia in the Child Protective Agency.  She was accepted into the JMU graduate program in 1986 and earned her Master of Education degree in 1988.  After receiving her degree, she worked at Southern Virginia University as Financial Aid Director before taking the position of Assistant Financial Aid Director at James Madison University.  She was employed in this capacity at the time of her death in August 1995, at the age of 32.

 

Helen Sharpes Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1000.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

2.50

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by Mary Ann Grigg '70 in memory of her mother, Helen Sharpes, in December 1997.  Helen Sharpes was an administrative secretary at Madison College in the 1930s and '40s and again from 1957 to 1975.  She often took a personal interest in the students.

 

 

Thompson Family Scholarship

 

Average Award:

Amount Unavailable

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Funded by Gary E. Thompson '71, who is the Senior Vice President of Investments for Salomon Smith Barney in Washington, D.C. This is an annual scholarship.  Please check with the department on availability.

 

WSVA-John D. Eiland Co.-Budweiser Valley Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$500.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

Yes

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established from the 1989 WSVA/Q101, John D. Eiland Company, and Budweiser Fund Fest receipts.

 

Class of 1956 Scholarship

 

Average Award:

$1000.00

Criteria:

 

   Need:

No

   Minimum GPA:

No

   Class Year:

No

   Other:

No

Contact:

 

   Department:

Financial Aid

   Phone:

568-7820

Scholarship History:

Established by the class of 1956.

 

 

 

 

Our Mission Statement
Recognizing our responsibility for continuous improvement and for the overall education and development of our students, we will ASSIST with identifying and obtaining resources to finance higher education;
DELIVER funds in a timely and equitable manner; and EDUCATE, so that informed financial decisions can be made.



  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