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General College of Education

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Alumni Class of 1935 Endowed Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established by the alumni members of the class of 1935. For scholarships under the College of Education and Psychology-Teachers Education Program.

 

Marie B. Baird & Sannie B. Baird Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Established by Kenneth W. Coker of Waverly, Virginia, in memory of his aunts, Marie Baird and Sannie Baird, school teachers in Southside, Virginia. Scholarship awarded to student(s) who are declared as seeking a teaching certificate and have completed 60 credit hours successfully. Financial need and academic quality shall be considered. First preference to students from the Tidewater/Southside Virginia area.
 

Peggy Hanna Brooks Burruss Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Peggy Hanna Brooks Burruss Endowment
 

Jessica Maureen Chabot '99 Endowment

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

An endowment established by Mr. & Mrs. Guy A. Chabot in 1999 in memory of their daughter, Jessica Maureen Chabot, an alumna of James Madison University, in the Class of 1999. As a student, Jessie was in the Early Childhood Education program and Jessie earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. She was very involved in the Community Service Learning program while at Madison. During her years as an undergraduate, Jessie was happiest when she was working in the Young Children's Program and when she was doing her student teaching.

Each year, the appointment of one (or more) student(s) as a Jessie Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships, as such guidelines may be in effect from time to time, and the following additional criteria; specifically, a student must:

  • Demonstrate high academic achievement, as evidenced by an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of the student's appointment to receive this scholarship;
  • Be a 4th or 5th year student enrolled in either the Early Childhood Education (K-3) or the Elementary Education (K-6) licensure programs.
  • Have declared a minor field of concentration in Early Childhood Education (K-3) or Elementary Education (K-6); and
  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The manner by which the student scholar is determined each year shall be at the discretion of the Dean for the College of Education. Once appointed to be a Jessie Scholar, the student shall receive the scholarship funds during the semester in which they are

 

Betty Coe '64 & Paul J. Cinquegrana Scholarship Endowment

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

An endowed scholarship Betty Coe '64 & Paul J. Cinquegrana Scholarship Endowment. The focus of this scholarship endowment shall be Education and, specifically, the academic disciplines of Business, Marketing, Computer Information & Technology, and Math Education.

Each year, one or more scholarships will be awarded to students at James Madison University with an aspiration to become teachers who help prepare middle and/or high school students for post-secondary studies in business and business-related disciplines. Candidates for this scholarship shall demonstrate their commitment to this career by focusing their studies during their fourth (or later) year - within the College of Education - on acquiring the requisite credentials (e.g., teacher certifications) to teach business-related courses, computer information & technology courses and/or mathematics courses at the middle or high school level. The following criteria shall guide the selection of recipients for this scholarship. Specifically to be named a Coe- Cinquegrana Scholar, the student must:

Have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) after at least six semesters of study at the time the student is considered for this scholarship.

  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  • Engage in a course of study - in the fourth (or later) year - intended to prepare the student to teach one or more courses at the middle and/or high school level in one or more business-related disciplines (.e.g., Business Administration, Management, Finance, Marketing Education), including Economics and/or Computer Information & Technology.
  • As a secondary preference, students who are engaged in a course of study intended to prepare them to teach Mathematics at the middle or high school levels may be considered for this scholarship.
  • The appointment of a student as a Coe-Cinquegrana Scholar shall be made by the Dean for the College of Education, based on a process prescribed at the discretion of the Dean.

Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of a student to receive this scholarship shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships; provided, however, that the following further specific conditions are here noted:

  • A student may seek this scholarship only once during a student's college career at James Madison University. Because the scholarship is intended for students seeking to advance their studies in their fourth (or later) year of study for a specific purpose, interested students will need to submit a timely application/nomination in the manner prescribed by the Dean for the College of Education.

It is intended that the scholarship decisions will be made and announced each year by mid-March, with the actual payment of the scholarship made in the fall semester following the spring announcement.

 

Carol Carter Fitzgerald Elementary Education Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Lillian and Warren Braun, in honor of Carol Carter Fitzgerald '68 because of her excellence in teaching. This scholarship is intended to benefit a College of Education student at JMU who plans to complete teacher licensure requirements in the area of Elementary Education, and who has a financial need. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet the requirements, a new student will be selected based on the established criteria. Additional scholarships will be awarded when expendable-earnings are sufficient to fund the total costs of education for another recipient. The scholarship recipient will be selected by the College of Education Scholarship Committee.
 

Gail Hudson Guthrie '72 Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by John & Gail Hudson Guthrie, the Gail Hudson Guthrie '72 Scholarship Endowment will provide financial resources annually to one or more students in the Department of Early, Elementary and Reading Education within the College of Education. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have demonstrated (a) a passion to become a teacher (b) a need for financial assistance, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, and (c) planned completion of their student teaching requirement during the semester the scholarship is awarded. The selection of Gail Hudson Guthrie '72 Scholars shall be made in a manner determined at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Education. Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of a student to receive this scholarship shall follow the University's guidelines for
 

Beverly Y. Harris Endowed Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Beverly Harris for an outstanding undergraduate student enrolled in the college of Education and who demonstrates the need for financial assistance as determined by the University's Office of financial Aid. The appointment of a student as a Beverly Y. Harris Scholarship recipient shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.
 

Christopher Carl Hoffman Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established as a bequest of Christopher Carl Hoffman's last will and testament. The sole and specific purpose of this scholarship is to generate income for student financial assistance program. Awards must be made on a competitive basis to outstanding JMU students who are enrolled full-time. Outstanding achievement will be determined by JMU. Recipients shall be selected by appropriate representatives from the School of Education identified by the Dean of the College of Education and Psychology. Recipients shall be selected annually with preference given but not limited to students from W. T. Woodson High School and Fairfax County with a demonstrated interest in the career of teaching.
 

Anna McCarthy Teaching Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with a gift from the estate of Anna A. Mudd Albert. This scholarship is to be awarded annually based upon the students declaration of teacher education. Since this typically does not take place until the second semester of the sophomore year, the scholarship award will be available for the junior and/or senior year. The student shall have justified financial need. The scholarship is to pay the cost of tuition, room and board.
 

Donald Robertson Scholarship in Elementary Education

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Established to honor Donald Robertson, an early teacher of James Madison, who has been credited with first exposing Madison "to many of the ideas of enlightenment that would forever shape his political philosophy and belief in republicanism." Candidates for this scholarship should have junior standing, be enrolled in an academic program at JMU leading to licensure in Elementary Education, and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must submit an application/nomination form, provide two letters of recommendation and prepare a 500 word essay which addresses the questions of: "Why do you want to become a teacher?" and "What you hope to accomplish during your career." Completed applications must be submitted to the Dean of the College of Education.
 

Perry and Mabel Spitzer Endowed Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Mrs. Mary Spitzer Etter in honor of her parents, Perry Franklin Spitzer and Emma Mabel Baldwin Spitzer. The scholarship is to provide annual support for a student majoring in a program or completing a teacher licensure program within the School of Education. The recipient must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA in their major field of study. Financial need is not a requirement. The recipient may receive the award annually for up to four years as long as the 3.0 GPA is maintained. The selection process shall consist of a recipient being selected by the Dean of the College of Education and appropriate faculty representatives from the College as determined by the Dean. This representative group shall have the discretion to select the recipient from an appropriate area within the School of Education where the need or impact of the
 

Eleanor E. Wright Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship is established by William F. Wright, in memory of his sister, Eleanor, class of 1963, because of their family devotion to each other and their gratitude to the University. The scholarship is intended to benefit a full time student in good academic standing, who is pursing an academic program within the College of Education, and who is a Virginia resident. It is preferred that the same student receives this scholarship during his/her four years of college. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet the requirements or when the student graduates, a new student will be selected based on the established criteria. Additional scholarships may be awarded when expendable-earnings are sufficient to fund other educational costs for another recipient. The scholarship recipient is chosen at the discretion of the Dean, College of Education.

 

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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