A-to-Z Index

Media Arts & Design

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

Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr. - D. Lathan Mims Scholarship Endowment in Journalism

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

An endowed scholarship originally established in 1999 by Senator Harry F. Byrd. Jr. And expeanded in 2006 with a gift to the Madison Century Campaign by Senator Byrd, his family, and the Rockingham Publishing Company. Through this scholarship, funds will be provided annually to support four scholarships.

Each year, these scholarships will be awarded to two rising juniors and two rising seniors within the School of Media Arts & Design. The selection of these four students as Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr. - D. Lathan Mims Scholars will be made by a committee, appointed by the director for the School of Media Arts & Design.

The appointment of a student as a Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr. - D. Lathan Mims Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships and the criteria noted below. Specifically, the committee shall make its selections based on the following criteria (with the second and third criteria serving as tie-breakers in the selection process):

  • A demonstrated commitment to pursue a career in print journalism.
  • Academic achievement.
  • Financial need.
  • Please Note - Financial need is not intended to be a firm requirement for the award, but may be a factor taken into consideration at the discretion of the selection committee.

The scholarship may be renewed for a rising senior who received the scholarship as a junior, provided that the recipient is a full- time student in good standing with the University with a grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

 

De Luca Journalism Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 History:
This scholarship is in memory of Flip De Luca, JMU Professor Emeritus and his father, Albert D. De Luca, a long-time newspaper publisher. This account may also receive contributions from individuals desiring to honor Flip's memory and his interest to help journalism students.
 

Digital Video Group, Inc. Scholarship Endowment in Memory of Donnie E. Mongold

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 History:
An endowed scholarship established with a gift from Digital Video Group, Inc., Alex Martin, Chief Executive Officer, The Digital Video Group, Inc. Scholarship Endowment will provide funds annually for outstanding undergraduate student scholars who (a) demonstrate a need for financial assistance, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, and (b) are engaged in the study of media arts & design with the School of Media Arts & Design at James Madison University. Each year, the appointment of one (or more) student (s) as a digital Video Group, Inc. Scholar shall be made from, among eligible students, in a manner determined at the discretion of the Director for the School of Media Arts & Design. Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of a student as a Digital Video Group, Inc. Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships. In January of 2008 the name of the scholarship was adjusted to include a memorial to a long time employee of James Madison University, Donnie Mongold. The scholarship is now known as the Digital Video Group, Inc. Scholarship Endowment in Memory of Donnie E. Mongold.
 

Journalism Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 History:
Established by initial gift of Ian Katz and restricted for journalism scholarships.
 

Madison Cinema Studies Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 History:
An endowed scholarship established by Don and Kate Rhymer, the Madison Cinema Studies Scholarship Endowment will provide funds annually to an outstanding undergraduate student scholar enrolled in The School of Media Arts & Design with a concentration in Cinema Studies who demonstrates a financial need and high academic success. The appointment of a student as a Madison Cinemas Studies Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.
 

MPRI Interactive Media Scholarship

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

Originally established with a gift from the SYColeman Company, this account will receive charitable contributions for the purpose of annual scholarships for the Interactive Media Concentration in the School of Media Arts and Design.

 

Alan Neckowitz/Charles Turner Study Abroad Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 History:
Established to honor Alan Neckowitz and Charles Turner, who were instrumental in founding the Summer in Ireland Study Abroad Program. This account will receive charitable contributions to assist with the expenses of at least one School of Media Arts & Design (SMAD) major studying abroad each year. The first priority would be students in the JMU Summer in Ireland Program. If that program were inactive, then any of the other JMU International Programs could be considered. If SMAD is renamed or restructured, then the unit that contains communication and/or journalism would be the one whose students would be assisted. Control of expenditures from this fund will reside with the scholarship committee of SMAD or the department containing mass communication and/or journalism in coordination with the head of the academic unit containing those programs.
 

One Day/One University SMAD Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 History:
An endowed scholarship established by the JMU School of Media Arts & Design that is intended to benefit students in the School of Media Arts an design with a minimum 2.75 GPA who have shown a commitment to media production through multimedia classes, internships, practica and other media-related work, and who have financial need.
 

 

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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