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Associate Dean, College of Education

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

Judith B. Blankenburg Endowed Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Established in April 1988 by Judith Blankenburg as an endowed scholarship. Recipient(s) must be a Virginia resident. Financial need is not a primary consideration. The award should go to students meeting the criteria and enrolled in one of the following programs considered in the order given: (1) Educational Media minor; (2) education undergraduate program leading to licensure as a teacher, or; (3) education graduate program. The College Dean and an Educational Media faculty representative (or School of Education faculty member, if no Educational Media faculty member is available) shall be members of the selection committee. The recipient(s) may receive the scholarship for more than one year when application is made annually and significant progress is made toward completing appropriate program requirements.
 

D. Perry and Sharon C. Brown Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by D. Perry and Sharon C. Brown, this scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU student concentrating in Special Education. The scholarship recipient will be selected by the University Scholarship Committee upon recommendation of the Coordinator of the Special Education Program at James Madison University.
 

Emily Virginia Bushong Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by the Estate of Emily Virginia Bushong to provide scholarships in Elementary Education (grades 4-8) to female students whose mother is a widow and who otherwise may be in need of financial assistance; further, that there be no academic restriction on the use of this scholarship other than that the student meet the minimum academic requirement of JMU; further that a limit of $500 be placed on each scholarship.
 

Dr. Charles G. Caldwell Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established in memory of Dr. C.G. Caldwell. Recipient(s) must be: majoring in Early and Middle Education at JMU; a student in good standing; and must demonstrate financial need.

 

Eddy Dalton Special Education Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with funds given by the wife of former governor John Dalton. The recipient will be a student majoring or minoring in special education with the recommendation of the special education department. Not open to competition. The faculty in Special Education identifies a member of students each year (Juniors) to receive an award for their senior year. Total control over determining students lies with the department.
 

Dr. & Mrs. Z. S. Dickerson Endowed Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Z. S. Dickerson to provide scholarship(s) to JMU students majoring in Early and Middle Education.

 

Marcella Richardson Dunlop Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship for Undergraduate - Elementary Early Childhood Education students with intentions of teaching elementary early childhood education.

 

Elementary Education Scholarships

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Established with a gift from Ruth Lorraine Harris in the Fall of 2000 for scholarships to students studying elementary education. Scholarship recipient(s) and the dollar amount awarded will be determined by the Program Director of the School of Education. Awards are contingent on available cash funds.
 

Fenlon Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Jane Fenlon Rowe and John Llewellyn Fenlon in lasting tribute to Virginia Elizabeth Tisdale Fenlon and Ada Virginia Pollock Fenlon. Both were elementary school teachers. This scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU student studying early childhood or elementary education. The recipient must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The scholarship will be administered by the JMU School of Education.
 

Katherine Beale Godwin Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by former governor Mills E. Godwin Jr. in honor of his wife, a JMU alumna, and awarded annually to a Virginia student planning to teach elementary education. Preference accorded to students from the City of Suffolk, Isle of Wight County and Southampton County, Virginia.
 

Sally A. & Robert M. Goldberg Scholarship for Early Childhood Education

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
This annual scholarship was established by David Parker, class of 1982, to honor the memory of his aunt, Sally A. Goldberg, a former kindergarten teacher. The scholarship is known as the Sally A. & Robert M. Goldberg Scholarship for Early Childhood Education. This scholarship is for undegraduate students who are enrolled full-time and whose chosen field of study and performance is in the Early Childhood Education Program, within the College of Education, at James Madison University; are a rising senior in good standing, and have a minimum of a grade point average of at least 3.0 at the time they seek this Scholarship. The receipient must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the University's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. It is the donor's intent that the amount of the award cover as much of student's unmet financial need as possible. If extra funds are available, such excess can be offered as scholarships to additional students. The Scholarship award decision will be made and announced each year prior to the University's annual scholarship luncheon, which is held in mid-March.
 

Cornelius J. Heatwole Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Donald W. And Madeline Heatwole Stewart in memory of Dr. Cornelius J. Heatwole, who was a member of Harrisonburg Normal School's first faculty and Head of the Dept. of Education from 1908-1917. This scholarship is intended to benefit a James Madison University student in the Department of Education from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The recipient must demonstrate financial need as determined by the James Madison University Office of Financial Aid. The student may continue to receive this scholarship as long as he or she remains an active, full-time education major at JMU and continues to meet the requirements or when the student graduates, another student will be selected based on the
 

Beth Hefner Memorial Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established in memory of Beth Hefner to provide scholarships for Early and Middle Education students. Recipients are selected by the JMU Financial office from recommendations made by Early and Middle Education.

 

Garney L. Darrin and Wilhelmina Hill Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established in memory of Wilhelmina Hill by Garney Darrin to be awarded to a needy student majoring in elementary education.
 

Elizabeth Houser-Betty Bauserman Andrews Endowment for Scholarships in Education

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with a gift from Betty Bauserman Andrews '58, the Elizabeth Houser- Betty Bauserman Andrews Endowment for Scholarships in Education will proivde funds annually to outstanding undergraduate students in the College of Education at James Madison University. The appointment of individual students as Houser-Andrews Scholars shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of the scholarships; provided, however, that the following criteria shall guide the selection process. Specifically: It is the Donor's specific intention by this gift to influence one (or more) student(s) who have been offered admission to make the decision to attend James Madison University. For this reason, the parties here note that the selection of Houser-Andrews Scholars must be made and announced early enough in the spring each year so this scholarship may fulfill its purpose and serve to influence the decision(s) by accepted student(s) to attend the university. To be considered for this scholarship, a student who has been offered admission to the College of Education must demonstrate a cumulative grade point average in high school of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale). Once appointed a Houser-Andrews Scholar, a student must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average to remain eligible for this scholarship which may be renewed for up to four academic years beyond the first year of study.
 

Learning, Technology and Leadership Education Student Award

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

Established with a gift from Sydexho-Marriott to provide scholarships for outstanding Adult Education and Human Resource Development students. (The department is now known as the Learning, Technology and Leadership Education Department)

 

Dr. Charles R. Neatrour Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Elizabeth J. and Charles R. Neatrour to assist students enrolled in Math & Science classes at James Madison University for the purpose of improving their knowledge and teaching skills in these disciplines. Preference should be given in the following order: (a) practicing teachers (grades 4-8) who want to improve his/her content knowledge in math and science; (b) graduate students seeking initial licensure who wants to improve his/her knowledge in math and science; and, (c) undergraduate initial licensure students with specialization in math or science. Availability of the scholarship will be announced to and applications sought from in-service teachers in the fall with a January application date. If no acceptable applications are received, on-campus applications will be sought. The application review and award process ill be based on the appropriateness of the courses the applicant plans to take. The application shall request applicants to delineate the desired professional development objectives and how the courses proposed to be taken will address theses objectives.
 

Beverley Ann (Pearce) Osterhoudt Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship for students with general financial need, restricted to students preparing to teach in secondary education; a first preference of selection should be to students from Pulaski County, Virginia.

 

Ora Y. Sharp Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established by the Estate of Ora Y. Sharp who died January 30, 1992. The recipient must be a JMU student specializing in first grade education.

 

Samuel H. & Evelyn V. Shrum Award

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Samuel H. and Evelyn V. Shrum to fund an annual award to an outstanding student who is preparing to become a secondary school teacher, with first preference to individuals preparing to teach business and marketing education.
 

Julie Simon Special Education Endowed Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Donald and Joan Simon in memory of their daughter, Julie Simon '83. Julie graduated cum laude with a B. S. in Special Education-Emotionally Disturbed. She died in March 1988. This scholarship will follow criteria established by Financial Aid, and in addition, the following criteria applies; The recipient will be a student majoring or minoring in Special Education and recommended by the Special Education department. Not open to competition. Each year the faculty in Special Education will identify a student in their junior year to receive an award for their senior year.
 

Spitzer (Alpha) Family Scholarship for Mathematics & Science Education

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Alpha Spitzer honoring the Spitzer Family. This scholarship was formerly known as the Spitzer Family Scholarship Fund for Business and Marketing Education. The scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU student who meets the following criteria: This recipient should be a student from Rockingham or Fairfax County VA, who is a Mathematics or Science major in the secondary education program. The preference is for the same student to have this scholarship throughout his/her JMU enrollment. 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. The scholarship recipient will be selected by the College of Education Scholarship Committee.
 

Taliaferro Family Endowed Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established with a gift made by Richard L. '75 and Linda Early '75 Taliaferro, the Taliaferro Family Endowed Scholarship in the College of Education will provide funds annually to an outstanding undergraduate student scholar enrolled in the College of Education, with the appointment of a student as a Taliaferro Family Scholar subject to the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships and the following additional criteria. Specifically, to be eligible for this scholarship the student must be a single parent with responsibility for raising one or more minor children) of the student living in the student's household; the student must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships; the student must be enrolled in a course of study within the College of Education that advances the student toward licensure as a teacher.Please note:

  • The first priority will be for students seeking licensure in early childhood education;
  • The second priority will be for students seeking licensure in elementary education;
  • The third priority will be for students seeking licensure in special education; and,
  • The fourth priority will be for students seeking licensure in secondary education.

In the event that there may be no undergraduate student in the College of Education eligible for this scholarship in a particular year, then the scholarship may be awarded to a graduate student in the College of Education who otherwise meet the eligibility criteria. In the event that there may be no undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Education eligible for this scholarship in a particular year, then the scholarship may be awarded to a student in any of the Colleges within the University who otherwise meet the eligibility criteria; that is, the requirement that the student be engaged in a course of study that advances the student toward licensure as a teacher still would be applicable. In the event that there may be no students within the University who meet all the eligibility criteria for this scholarship in a particular year, then the scholarship may be awarded to a student in any of the Colleges within the University who meet the first two criteria noted above, regarding parental responsibilities and financial need; that is, the requirement that the student be engaged in a course of study that advances the student toward licensure as a teacher would be waived

 

Elsie H. Wigley Memorial Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established in memory of Elsie H. Wigley, former supervisor for kindergarten student teachers for JMU, to be awarded to early childhood education majors for use during student teaching.

 

Joyce M. Wood Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Joyce M. Wood, the scholarship is intended for a student (must be at least a sophomore) seeking a career in the field of teaching. The recipient should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must have demonstrated financial need. The same recipient may receive the award annually for no more than four years. 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. The Director of Scholarships will select the scholarship recipient upon recommendation from the School 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