A-to-Z Index

Office of Financial Aid

For additional information or application procedures, visit the department website: http://www.jmu.edu/scholarships

 Alumni Class of 1952 Endowed Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with an initial gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Strickler (Twig & Lorraine) which provided a basis for the establishment of a "Class of 1952 Scholarship" endowment. This scholarship is intended to benefit an entering JMU freshman with strong academic, extra-curricular, and community service credentials. Priority will be given to those students with academic merit achievements and secondary consideration will be given to financial need as determined by the JMU Office of Financial Aid. The recipient will be selected as an entering freshman and will continue to receive the scholarship as long as he/she remains an active, full-time student at JMU and continues to meet the scholarship requirements. If at any time the student fails to meet the requirements or when the student graduates, a new entering freshman student will be selected based on the established criteria. The JMU Director of Scholarships will administer this scholarship.
 

Ted and Sandra Ballowe Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Established in recognition of music and science education excellence at James Madison University. This scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU sophomore, junior or senior who maintains a 3.2 grade point average or better; majors in either music or biology and is a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia. 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 university upon recommendations of the Music and /or biology Department on a rotating basis as determined by the James Madison University Foundation, Inc.
 

Sarah Elizabeth Umphlette Bane Scholarship

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

Established by Sarah Bane Williams in honor of her mother, Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Umphlette Bane '52, for her outstanding life achievement and her lifelong love of Madison College and JMU.

This scholarship is intended to benefit an entering JMU freshman from the County of Halifax, Virginia. In addition to having a 3.5 grade point average, the student will exhibit outstanding extracurricular and service achievement. A new scholarship recipient will be selected each year.

The JMU Director of Scholarships will select the scholarship recipient. Should there be no qualified students from the County of Halifax, this fund may be used to assist a freshman from the City of Suffolk. Should there be no qualified students from the City of Suffolk, this fund may be used to assist a freshman from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Fred B. & Diane P.Beidler Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Established by Diane P. Beidler in memory of her spouse, Fred B. Beidler, the Fred B. Beidler & Diane P. Beidler Scholarship Endowment will provide financial resources to encourage enrollment at James Madison University by outstanding men and women - of any age - from Woodstock and Shenandoah County in the Commonwealth of Virginia that demonstrate they are deserving, ambitious, and intellectually capable students who desire to pursue their educational opportunities beyond the high school level - and, have a need for financial assistance, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Guided by the above criteria, this scholarship shall be awarded annually - and, it may be awarded to one (or more) incoming students or currently enrolled students, at the discretion of the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Once a student is appointed a Beidler Scholar, this scholarship may be renewed in subsequent academic years; but, it may be renewed for no more than four academic years beyond a student's freshman year. Beyond these criteria, the appointment of a student as a Beidler Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.
 

Craig Blass Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Geoffrey Black, Timothy Miller, Andrew Norton, William Roche and Jason Sfaelos in memory of Craig Blass, JMU Class of 1996, whose life was lost in the attack on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. This scholarship will be awarded annually and is intended to benefit a JMU student who merits the following criteria: Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.8, and be an active member in good standing of Theta Chi Fraternity (preferred) or another Greek organization: Preferences include that the student be from New York, a business major and can show involvement in intramural, club or other sports. The Director of Scholarships will select the scholarship recipient. If James Madison University does not enroll any student meeting the above criteria, this fund may be used to assist any JMU student.
 

The Joseph and Deborah Boling Family Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by the Joe Boling family. Fund designated to provide scholarship support for a deserving student with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is not necessarily restricted to any particular academic area or program, however, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. The primary factor is in helping a deserving student with significant financial need within the academic component of the University.
 

Brenda Joan Borofski Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Ron and Joyce Borofski in memory of their daughter. The recipients shall be a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, a student in good standing at JMU and a rising senior. The recipient shall be an average student with an approximate G.P.A. of 2.7 or above, exhibit leadership abilities in a campus-wide environment and demonstrate campus involvement. The recipient should be enthusiastic about JMU, AST, and life in general, and be well liked by peers in AST and on the campus at large.
 

Botetourt-Roanoke Valley Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Susan S. Wilson together with her husband, Bernard F. Odasz, the Botetourt – Roanoke Valley Scholarship Endowment will provide financial resources annually for one or more undergraduate students from the Botetourt – Roanoke Valley area of Virginia. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must demonstrate a record of quality leadership, as evidenced by active volunteer engagement, and such activities as religious, civic, government, and business endeavors (but, not including athletic-related activities). A demonstration of financial need shall not be required. The Donors desire that the following preferences shall guide the scholar selection process: First, students who are, or have been, members of the Church of the Transfiguration in Fincastle, Virginia; second, students who are residents of Botetourt County; third, students who are resident of the Greater Roanoke Valley (which includes the County and City of Roanoke and the surrounding environs); and fourth, students who are graduates of a Junior Achievement program. Further, the Donors desire that consideration be given to non-traditional and transfer students during the scholar selection process. Based on the above guidelines and preferences, the selection of Botetourt – Roanoke Valley Scholars shall be made in a manner determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, in accordance with the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.
 

Cecil D. Bradfield Scholarship in Sociology & Social Work

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

An endowed scholarship established by Dr. Cecil D. Bradfield, this scholarship intended to benefit JMU students pursuing majors in Sociology and Social Work. This scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time JMU student who meets the following criteria:

  • Rising sophomore, junior or senior, with a GPA of at least 3.0, who is majoring in sociology or social work.
  • Demonstrates Need as determined by filing the Free Financial Aid Form by March of the enrolling year.
  • Demonstrates commitment to community service and advocacy for the underprivileged.

The recipient will be chosen by a committee consisting of members of the sociology and social work departments. The scholarship will be administered by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the committees of the respective departments: Sociology and Social Work. The scholarship shall be awarded to a student in Sociology in even years (beginning in 2002) and in Social Work in odd years, beginning in 2003.

 

J. Leonard and Thelma Kennett Branch Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established with a gift from the Estate of J. Leonard and Thelma Kennett Branch. This account will provide scholarships funds to be used at the discretion of James Madison University.

 

Carrier Scholar's Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with gifts from Universal Corporation's Director's Charitable Award Program (DCAP), whereby, the Director requests Universal Corporation to restrict their gift to the Carrier Scholar's Fund, a scholarship initiative envisioned in 1998 by Ronald E. & Edith J. Carrier. The purpose of this scholarship is to affect the decision of a prospective incoming freshman student to attend JMU.
 

Centennial Scholars Program

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Established to receive charitable contributions for the Centennial Scholars Program.
 

Class of 1946 Endowed Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Mildred Andra Witten, along with her classmates, in honor of the members of the Class of 1946 because of their pride in James Madison University. The Class of 1946 Scholarship is intended to benefit a full-time JMU student who demonstrates a financial need, who carries a 2.75 minimum grade point average, and who is an U. S. citizen. It is desired that the same student receive this scholarship for their four years at JMU. 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 will be awarded when expendable-earnings are sufficient to fund the total costs of education for another recipient. The University Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipient based on the criteria presented above.
 

Class of 1955 Endowed Academic Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established by the Class of 1955 to celebrate its forty-fifth (45th) reunion for the benefit of deserving and financially needy James Madison University students.

 

Class of 1956 Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
Established with gifts from the Class of 1956 toward an endowed scholarship which is intended to benefit a JMU student who is enrolled full-time, is in good standing with the university and is of freshman, sophomore, junior or senior standing. The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Director of Scholarships by June 1st of the enrolling year. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet the requirements, a new student will be selected. The recipient may receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years.
 

Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:

The Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for students entering their freshman year at the University with demonstrated financial need and strong credentials in academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and community service. The appointment of a student as a Class of 1959 Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships; provided, however, that the following criteria shall be part of the decision-making process. Specifically: A first priority is focused on students with financial need as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships; and, a second priority is focused on eligible students' academic performance, extra-curricular achievements, and community service.

The Class of 1959 Scholar will be selected as an entering freshman and will continue to receive this scholarship for as long as the student (a) maintains a full-time status at the University and (b) continues to meet the scholarship's requirements.

In the event that the student scholar fails at any time to meet the scholarship's requirements or, upon the completion of the student scholar's studies at the University then a new entering freshman student will be selected for this scholarship.

It is the intention of the Class of 1959 that, as the value of this scholarship's endowment grows, more than one student may hold this scholarship in a given year; provided, however that, the minimum amount awarded for each scholarship would be at least $1,000 and the maximum number of scholarships awarded in a given years would be three.

 

Class of 1960 Endowed Academic Scholarship

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

The Class of 1960 celebrated its fortieth (40th) reunion by establishing this scholarship fund for the benefit of deserving and financially needy James Madison University students.

 

Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
Established by the JMU Class of 1961, this endowed scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU student who is enrolled full-time, is in good standing with the university and is of freshman, sophomore, junior or senior standing. The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Director of Scholarships by June 1st of the enrolling year. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet the requirements, a new student will be selected. The recipient may receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years.
 

Classified Employees' Student Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established by the JMU Foundation for students of classified employees. Applicant must be sons or daughters of full-time classified employees. Contact the Financial Aid office for complete listing of criteria.

 

Clay Family Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with a gift from the Elizabeth Clay Llewellyn Revocable Living Trust. 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. The recipient(s) shall be "needy" graduate or undergraduate student(s) who are residents of Campbell County, Virginia. It is intended the scholarship shall be used for tuition, room, board, and books.
 

Ola Belle Garber Cline Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Donna Burcham Fowlkes '72 and J. Thomas Fowlkes in memory of Ola Belle Garber Cline '16 and in honor of her daughter, Phyllis Cline Burcham. This scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU student from Southwest Virginia (the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, Smyth, Washington, Bland, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Carroll, Pulaski, Wythe, Dickenson, Russell, Tazewell, and Buchanan and the cities of Bristol, Galax, and Norton, VA). The students must exhibit financial need and preference goes to the son or daughter of someone in the education industry (teacher, administrator, counselor, public, private, elementary, secondary, or higher education). The recipient must file a Free Financial Aid Form by March 1 of the enrolling year. The recipient will be selected as an entering freshman and will continue to receive the scholarship as long as he/she remains an active, full-time student at JMU and continues to meet the scholarship requirements. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet the requirements or when the student graduates, a new entering freshman student will be selected based on the established criteria. After the scholarship is fully funded, we would like the earnings to provide four scholarships each year, one for a member of each class (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). The Director of Scholarships will select the scholarship recipient.
 

Marlene & Peter Coe Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship that is intended to benefit a full-time JMU student who has demonstrated a capacity to make a contribution to the visual and/or performing arts community at JMU. Priority will be given to students from Patrick County, Virginia, from a single parent household. If candidates are not available to meet the aforementioned criteria, qualified students from households with other parental composition and from other geographical areas will be considered. A student may be selected as a freshman and continue to receive the scholarship until graduation, as long as the selection criteria continues to be met. Recommendations may be made from the JMU visual and performing arts departments and the Coe family. Administration of the scholarship and the finals selections will be done by the JMU Scholarship Office.
 

Preston Scot Creech '02 Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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

An endowed scholarship established by Scot N. & Patricia G.Creech and the Charles Barker Champions for Charity to provide the financial resources to establish and support the Preston Scot Creech '02 Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Through this endowment fund, resources will be provided annually to outstanding undergraduate students who meet the criteria for this scholarship. Specifically, the student must demonstrate financial need as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships; and, the following prioritized criteria shall guide the selection process:

First priority - To students from Virginia Beach, Virginia who are employees of the University Recreation Center and eligible for this Scholarship.

Second priority - (In the event that there may be no students from Virginia Beach, Virginia who are employees of the University Recreation Center and eligible for this Scholarship in a particular year) To students from Virginia Beach who are eligible for this Scholarship without regard to whether they are employees of the University Recreation Center.

Third Priority - (In the event that there may be no students from Virginia Beach who are eligible for this Scholarship in a particular year) -To students from the Commonwealth of Virginia who are employees of the University Recreation Center and eligible for this Scholarship.

Fourth Priority - (In the event that there may be no students from the Commonwealth of Virginia who are employees of the University Recreation Center and eligible for this Scholarship in a particular year) - To students from the Commonwealth of Virginia who are eligible for this Scholarship without regard to whether they are employees of the University Recreation Center.

In all cases, this Scholarship shall not be awarded to a student in lieu of compensation for employment or services rendered.

Once appointed to receive a Preston Scot Creech '02 Memorial Scholarship, a student may receive this scholarship for up to three additional academic years. It is anticipated that after the initial appointments of Preston Scot Creech '02 Memorial Scholars, it shall be the regular practice for at least one new scholarship recipient to be named each year, with other scholarship recipients continuing from the prior year(s).

Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of students as Preston Scot Creech '02 Memorial Scholars shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

 

Luis De Souza Pinto '02 Memorial Scholarship Endowment for the Men's Rugby Football Club at James

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

An endowed scholarship established by Brian T. Rainey '04, as a Donor and on behalf of the alumni members of the Men's Rugby Football Club, and the friends & family of Luis De Souza Pinto '02 who also have made philanthropic gifts to create a scholarship endowment known as the Luis De Souza Pinto '02 Memorial Scholarship Endowment for the Men's Rugby Football Club at James Madison University.

This endowment is created in memory of Luis De Souza Pinto '02. Luis' passion for life and rugby was apparent in everything he did. His knowledge of rugby and the cultural diversity he brought to James Madison University - both during his undergraduate years and as an alumnus - inspired everyone he knew.

The purpose of this scholarship endowment is to provide scholarships that will encourage one (or more) international student(s) to attend James Madison University. The Luis De Souza Pinto '02 Memorial Scholars shall be outstanding undergraduate students who meet the criteria for this scholarship.

The following prioritized criteria shall guide the selection process:

The first priority shall be students who are citizens of a country other than the United States and demonstrate a strong desire to attend James Madison University to participate with the Men's Rugby Football Club.

If, in a particular year, there are no students who meet this criteria, then the second priority shall be students who demonstrate a strong desire to attend James Madison University to participate with the Men's Rugby Football Club, without regard to the country of their citizenship.

In the event that there ever may be a time when there is not a Men's Rugby Football Club at James Madison University - whether temporarily or permanently - then the scholarship shall be awarded in any such year to students who are citizens of a country other than the United States and demonstrate a strong desire to attend James Madison University, without regard to whether the student(s) has an interest in participating with the Men's Rugby Football Club or any of the university's club or varsity sports.

Once appointed to receive a Luis De Souza Pinto '02 Memorial Scholarship, a student may receive this scholarship for up to three additional academic years.

 

Agness S. Dingledine Memorial Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established in memory of Agness S. Dingledine, originally to provide an annual scholarship to a deserving undergraduate student selected by the office of financial aid. This scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU junior or senior with an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0. Also, the recipient must be a JMU legacy (either mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, sister, or brother must be an alumnus of JMU or Madison College) or a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The recipient should also exhibit strong leadership qualities and have a desire to enter a profession that directly serves others. All scholarship applicants must complete an essay answering the following questions:

a) What are your goals in life?

b) How has your character, experiences, leadership roles, and activities prepared you for attaining your goals?

c) Agness Dingledine, known affectionately as "Mama Ding", dedicated her life to serving others. How do you plan to serve others in your lifetime?

d) What would it mean to you to be the recipient of the Agness S. Dingledine Scholarship?

Any applications received without the questions answered will not be considered in the final selection. JMU Financial Aid Office will administer this scholarship.

 

Raymond C. Dingledine, Sr. Endowment for Leadership Scholarships

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

An endowed scholarship established with gifts from William S. Dingledine, Jr., Claiborne R. Dingledine, Joseph M. Dingledine and Thomas A. Dingledine for the benefit of James Madison University, in memory of their grandfather, Raymond C. Dingledine, Sr., and in honor of their father, William S. Dingledine, on Father's Day, 2004. Professor Raymond C. Dingledine, Sr., or "Mr. Ding" as he was known by his students, served on the faculty of the State Normal & Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg - which later was known as Madison College before, finally, becoming James Madison University - for over twenty-five years, mostly in the History Department.

Through this Endowed Scholarship, funds will be provided annually to an outstanding rising senior whose college career has exemplified the qualities of citizenship, leadership and service embodied by Professor Dingledine in his professional and personal life. Annual Scholar Selection Process -

1.The application for the Raymond C. Dingledine, Sr. Leadership Scholarship will be designed jointly by the James Madison University Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and the James Madison University chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society for college students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. Printed Information describing the scholarship will also be designed.

2.Each year, the Omicron Delta Kappa chapter will announce by the end of the first week of classes in January that it is inviting nominations from members of Omicron Delta Kappa and its advisors, as well as from other administrators, faculty, staff and students. Only nominees in their junior year of study will be eligible. Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is not a requirement. Nominees will be notified that they have been nominated and invited to apply, with a submission deadline set annually for the end of January or early February.

3 From among all complete applications submitted in a timely manner, the Omicron Delta Kappa chapter will choose the top four applications; and, in turn, will submit these applications to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships for verification of the respective students' eligibility for scholarships. Candidates must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be on track to graduate within four years.

4.After the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships completes the verification process, the Omicron Delta Kappa chapter will nominate one individual as the Raymond C. Dingledine, Sr. Leadership Scholar for the following academic year.

5.Concurrently, the Omicron Delta Kappa chapter will complete the JMU Foundation's Scholarship Nomination form and file it with the JMU Foundation. Upon receipt of the form, the foundation will review the form for completeness and verify available funds for the award. Once approved by the foundation and by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, a copy of the form will be returned to the Omicron Delta Kappa Office.

6.The student approved as the Raymond C. Dingledine, Sr. Leadership Scholar may be notified by the Omicron Delta Kappa chapter after the chapter receives its copy of the approved Scholarship Nomination form from the JMU Foundation.

7.The public announcement and formal presentation of the scholarship award will be made by the president of the Omicron Delta Kappa chapter at the James Madison University Scholarship Luncheon held in conjunction with the annual Madison Day celebration. The fact that this is a leadership (scholarship) award, presented at the same time as the Student Government Association's top junior scholar award and the Faculty Senate's Valedictorian awards is appropriate and distinguishes it from other scholarships represented at the annual luncheon.

 

Thomas & Karyn Dingledine Scholarship Endowment for Achievement in Academics & Service

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:

An endowed scholarship established with a gift made by Tom & Karyn Dingledine to create the Thomas & Karyn Dingledine Scholarship Endowment for Achievement in Academics & Service.

Although neither Tom nor Karyn are graduates of James Madison University, both feel strongly connected to the university through the Dingledine family. For many, the name "Dingledine" is synonymous with the history of the institution. Tom is the grandson of Raymond and Agness Dingledine, Sr., or "Mr. Ding" and "Mama Ding" as they were affectionately known to their students. Dr. Dingledine was a faculty member for twenty-five years in the Department of History. Mrs. Dingledine was a beloved housemother for whom Dingledine Hall was named in 1969. Raymond Dingledine, Jr., Tom's uncle, was on the faculty for thirty-five years as head of the Department of History and wrote the definitive history of the university's first fifty years. Tom and Karyn are not educators by profession but see philanthropy as the way to participate in a significant way in the educating of deserving students. The Thomas & Karyn Dingledine Scholarship Endowment for Achievement in Academics & Service is the third endowment they have created at James Madison University. The first, the Agness Dingledine Memorial Scholarship, honors the memory of "Mama Ding", while the Raymond C. Dingledine, Sr. Endowment for Leadership Scholarship was created to commemorate Tom's grandfather while honoring his father, William Dingledine. Each of these scholarships recognizes students who make service a central theme in their lives even as they excel in the classroom.

Tom & Karyn Dingledine's intent in creating the Thomas & Karyn Dingledine Scholarship Endowment for Achievement in Academics & Service is to give the university the means to recruit, as freshmen, students with the same qualities as those now being honored with the scholarships in Tom's grandparents' names. This is the first, four-year scholarship to be established within the Bluestone Scholars Program at James Madison University.

The Scholarship will be administered by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships in coordination with the Office of Admissions' Bluestone Scholars Program (as to the annual selection of the Dingledine Scholars); provided, however, that the following additional considerations shall be taken into account:

In addition to demonstrating their excellence in academics, these Dingledine Scholars also will have demonstrated a commitment to helping others, as defined and ascertained by the scholarship selection committee.

In any given year, the scholarship amount will be the same for all students who receive this scholarship, without regard to the student's residence; provided, however, that the university may choose to supplement the scholarship award for out-of-state students with funds from other sources.

The in-state/out-of-state distribution of awardees will approximate the geographical make-up of the overall student population.

While financial need is intended to be a factor in the determination of the students who will receive this scholarship, the Donors direct that the scholarship selection committee shall have discretion to incorporate this factor into their decision process in a manner of the committee's choosing; provided, however, that the Donors expect that at least half of the scholarships awarded in a given year shall go to students for whom receipt of this scholarship would make a tangible difference in their capacity to attend James Madison University.

The applicant's stated professional objective shall not be a factor in the evaluation of scholarship applicants.

To have the scholarship renewed from year to year, a recipient must sustain a high level of involvement at James Madison University and in the community. The criteria for evaluating such involvement shall be defined and determined at the discretion of the program mentor, who initially will be the university's senior vice president for student affairs.

The scholarship selection committee shall be appointed annually by the Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships for James Madison University.

Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of a student as a Thomas & Karyn Dingledine Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

 

Myra Fensterwald Meehan Doherty '49 Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

An endowed scholarship established with the residual estate of Myra Fensterwald Meehan Doherty, Class of 1949, who died on March 27, 2004. Ms. Doherty directed in her Last Will and Testament that the James Madison University Foundation, Inc. set up a scholarship fund for needy and deserving students who have no known discipline problems and are not known to abuse drugs or alcohol. If a recipient or potential recipient is found to have violated the foregoing conditions, then they are to be or become ineligible to receive any funds.

Only the needy and deserving students who have a minimum "B" average, cumulative, and who continue to maintain the minimum of a "B" average will be eligible for the scholarship funds.

 

Lucile Campbell Duke Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established in honor of Lucile Campbell Duke by JMU alumni and friends to be awarded to financially needy students demonstrating a potential for academic excellence. Mrs. Duke was wife of Samuel Page Duke, 2nd president of JMU (VA State Normal School).
 

Doris Hover Farquhar Endowed Scholarship Fund

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

An endowed scholarship created with a gift made by Joyce M. "Molly" Wood '55 to provide the financial resources to establish and support the Doris Hover Farquhar Memorial Scholarship Endowment. The scholarship will honor the memory of Doris Hover Farquhar, a dear friend who placed tremendous value on the importance of education.

Through this Scholarship, funds will be provided annually to outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate a need for financial assistance, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid.

The appointment of a student as a Doris Hover Farquhar Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships with the following additional conditions. To qualify for the scholarship award students must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • (If the scholarship is being renewed) have received the scholarship for no more than three years previously.
 

Vivian M. Fisher '30 Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with an estate gift from Vivian M. Fisher, a member of the class of 1930. The purpose of the gift is to create the Vivian M. Fisher '30 Scholarship Endowment. The funds are to be used for the purpose of providing scholarships to deserving students at Madison, as determined at the discretion of the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
 

Lynn Peters Fountaine '53 Scholarship Endowment

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

An endowed scholarship established with gifts from Lynn Peters Fountaine '53 to create the Lynn Peters Fountaine '53 Scholarship Endowment, by which the Donor intends to provide financial resources annually to encourage students in their pursuit of higher education. To fulfill this purpose, the Donor directs that the available scholarship funds shall be presented annually to one or more undergraduate students who demonstrate a need for financial assistance (as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships) and are citizens of the United States, with a preference for students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence.

The University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships shall submit one or more nominations for this scholarship to the JMU Foundation in a timely manner each year so that the selected student(s) may be announced during the spring semester. In all cases, once a student is appointed a Fountaine Scholar, the scholarship may be renewed for up to four academic years beyond the first year of study, provided that the student remains a full-time student in good standing with the University. Beyond the above criteria, the administration of this scholarship shall be in accordance with the guidelines for scholarships, as such guidelines may be in effect from time to time.

 

Otto F. and Edna T. Frederiksen Scholarship Fund

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

An endowed scholarship established by a bequest from Otto and Edna Frederiksen to provide for an annual scholarship to be awarded on the basis of good scholarship, good character and need. Each award will be at least $1,000 to one or more students.

 

John Vanderbilt Fulk Scholarship Fund

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

An endowed scholarship established by Captain (USN-Ret) Gerald and Carol Fulk honoring their son, John Vanderbilt Fulk who is an alumnus of the Class of 1983. The scholarship recipient will be a JMU student who is enrolled full-time and, through active involvement in the student organization known as Catholic Campus Ministries (CCM), demonstrates leadership, citizenship and a service orientation. He or she must be a citizen of the United States, may be a rising sophomore, junior or senior and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipients must also demonstrate Need as determined by filing the Free Federal Financial Aid Application by March 1st of the enrolling year.

The Director of Scholarships will provide students with information about the scholarship through the Financial Aid website, as well as provide information about the scholarship for the CCM website and CCM publications. Eligible students must submit a completed scholarship application, available on the Financial Aid Office scholarship website, by March 1st of the enrolling year to the Director of Scholarship. The scholarship recipient will be selected from the pool of applicants by a committee comprised of the Director of Scholarships (who will chair the committee), the Catholic Campus Minister and two members of the JMU faculty who are familiar with CCM activities and students. The Director of Scholarships will notify the student recipient of the selection by June 1st of the enrolling year. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet the requirements, a new student will be selected. The scholarship will be awarded for one year, one-half credited to the student's account each semester. The recipient may re-apply for the scholarship in subsequent years.

 

Charles Edwin Good ('62) Scholarship Fund

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

Through this scholarship fund, Mr. Good intends to provide financial resources annually to an outstanding graduate of Harrisonburg High School who has been accepted and enrolled as an incoming freshman at James Madison University. To qualify as a Good Scholar, the recipient must be: 1)An outstanding graduate of Harrisonburg High School (HHS) in Harrisonburg, VA 2)Enrolled as a full-time, incoming freshman student at James Madison University.

Once a student is named a Good Scholar, this scholarship may be renewed for up to three consecutive years if the recipient remains in good standing and maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. If this requirement is not met, a new incoming freshman recipient will be selected. Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of Good Scholars will follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

Penny Henley ('66) George & Bill George Scholarship Endowment

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

An endowed scholarship established with a gift from Penny and Bill George for the benefit of James Madison University and will provide the financial resources to establish and support the Penny Henley ('66) George and Bill George Scholarship Endowment. Through this scholarship, funds will be provided annually to an outstanding undergraduate student scholar enrolled at James Madison University who demonstrates a need for financial assistance, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The appointment of a student as a Penny Henley ('66) George and Bill George Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

To be eligible for the Penny Henley ('66) George and Bill George Scholarship, a student must, at the time of application/nomination for this scholarship, demonstrate that the student is:

 

  • An undergraduate student.
  • Virginia resident.
  • Active in community service; documentation regarding community service experiences should accompany the application/nomination.
 

Patsy Graham Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established in memory of Patsy Graham a student athlete/swimmer from Fairfax, Virginia, by family, friends, swimmers, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and Sigma Pi fraternity. In 1986, Patsy enrolled to study elementary education. One year scholarship to a sophomore, junior, or senior. Special considerations but not requirements shall include: (1) Student fighting or recovering from cancer; (2) member of Sigma Sigma Sigma or Sigma Pi; (3) student majoring in elementary education. Recipient should have demonstrated a keen dedication to specific personal and educational goals in the spirit of the zeal of Patsy Graham. The recipient should be considered active, cheerful, enthusiastic and driven! These qualifications shall be addressed by two letters of recommendation from JMU faculty, administrators, and/or staff.
 

Blair Chandler Grappone '87 & Mike Grappone '87 Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Blair Chandler Grappone '87 & Mike Grappone '87 and Dr. Wallace L. Chandler, the Blair Chandler Grappone '87 & Mike Grappone '87 Scholarship Endowment will provide the Office of Admissions with financial resources to encourage enrollment at James Madison University by outstanding students who have been offered admission to the University. Incoming students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential - and, who have expressed an intention to pursue a course of study in finance or another business-related discipline - may be considered for this scholarship. Working collaboratively with the Office of Admissions, the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will oversee the awarding of this scholarship annually, guided by the above criteria. Beyond these criteria, the appointment of a student as a Grappone Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.
 

Green-Price Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. James G. Price to award scholarships to financially needy students as chosen by the office of financial aid.

 

Lucy Copenhaver Gunter Memorial Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established in 1972 by Dr. B. A. Gunter in memory of his wife to be awarded to a needy student selected by the office of financial aid.

 

Donna Anderson Hales Family Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by James and Donna Anderson Hales, this scholarship will benefit a JMU student who is enrolled full-time, is in good standing with the university, and is of freshman, sophomore, junior or senior standing. The Director of Scholarships will select a recipient based on the criteria stated above.
 

John H. Harding Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Dr. John H. Harding, Jr., DDS of Burgess, Virginia in honor of his father, John H. Harding, for his encouragement, love and support. Recipients must be selected from one of the four counties of the Northern Neck of Virginia (Northumberland, Lancaster, Richmond and Westmoreland). However, any descendent or relative of John H. Harding shall be given preference and can be from any area of the US. Applicants shall be recommended by JMU Office of Admissions. Awards shall be made by the JMU Office of Financial Aid. Recipients shall have completed High School in good standing and have a serious sense of purpose in acquiring a college education. Income shall be expended on an annual basis as scholarship awards, one half each semester.
 

Robert Michael Harper Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by friends and family in memory of Robert Michael Harper, an '81 geology graduate, who died February 19, 1992 of injuries sustained in an auto accident. This scholarship is intended to financially assist a deserving undergraduate to continue his studies and to serve as a memorial to a man loved by many. The specific scholarship eligibility criteria are as follows: Priority in awarding is given to a brother in good standing of both the national fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa chapter of AXP. (As of March 15, 2001, the date of the scholarship amendment, AXP no longer had a valid charter on the campus of James Madison University.) If an appropriate candidate cannot be found in the AXP fraternity, then the recipient must be a brother in good standing of both the national fraternity and its local chapter having a charter in good standing at James Madison University. The recipient must be either a rising junior or senior, demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Student financial Aid and be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or better. The recipient must, by letters of recommendation and/or reputation among his fraternity brothers, demonstrate versatility. Considerations would include (but not be limited to): - Participation in intercollegiate or intramural athletics; Leadership, as indicated by having held or holding an office or otherwise being active in the fraternity, the Inter-Fraternity Council, student government or other university-sponsored group; Positive commitment to the fraternity or university; Other hobbies or interests. Students should file the standard JMU Foundation Scholarship Application with the Office of Financial Aid no Later than March 15 of the preceding academic year. Selection by the Office of Student financial Aid Committee will be made on or prior to May 1. The award will be for the two succeeding semesters.
 

H. L. Harris Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established with a grant from the H. L. Harris Foundation & Trust in Alexandria, Va. to support financial aid for deserving students from Northern Virginia.

 

Rachel and Joseph Hollis Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Rachel and Joseph Hollis. Scholarship recipients shall be selected by the Financial Aid Office of JMU. The Director of Scholarships will select a qualifying recipient who can demonstrate that he or she is a JMU student experiencing an unforeseen financial emergency and needs financial assistance to maintain enrollment. The scholarship may be renewed each semester when the recipient successfully demonstrates that the financial emergency continues. Qualifying recipients must be undergraduate students in good standing with the university.
 

Home Ride of Virginia, Inc. Scholarship

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

This scholarship is intended to benefit an upper class JMU student from the Northern Virginia area with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. A different student is to receive the award each year.

 

Honors Advisory Board Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by the JMU Honors Advisory Board to benefit an entering JMU Freshman. This scholarship is to be extended to the applicant for the purpose of affecting their decision to attend JMU. Therefore, an early offer is required. The student must be a member of the JMU Honors Program and meet all of their stated criteria. The recipient will receive this scholarship for their freshman year only as long as they continue to meet the selection criteria. Each year a new entering freshman will be selected. This scholarship will be administered by the JMU Scholarship Office.
 

Matthew D. Horning Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by family and friends in memory of Matthew Douglas Horning '97, following his death on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center. This scholarship is intended to be a tuition scholarship to benefit a JMU student who merits the following criteria: a New Jersey resident, demonstrates financial need, a strong desire to attend JMU, and seriousness about his/her chosen area of study not necessarily reflected in overall class standing or standardized test scores. 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 fund will provide one or more out-of-state full tuition scholarship per academic year. The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Director of Scholarships based on the established criteria.
 

Katherine Maxwell Ikenberry Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established in memory of Katherine M. Ikenberry to award scholarships to financially needy students.
 

James Madison Scholars - William E. Bridgeforth, Jr. Family

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established November 1991, by William E. Bridgeforth, Jr. in honor of his family. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the university.
 

James Madison Scholars - Ronald and Edith Carrier

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established January 1991, to honor Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the university.
 

James Madison Scholars - Wallace L. Chandler

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established April 1991, by Wallace L. Chandler to honor Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the university.
 

James Madison Scholars - Paul and Ruth Chiapparone

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established June 1991, by Paul and Ruth Chiapparone to honor Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the
 

James Madison Scholars - John D. & Thelma Eiland

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established August 1991, by John D. and Thelma Eiland, to honor Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the
 

James Madison Scholars - Dorothy Thomasson Estes

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established October 1991, by Martha E. Grover, VP of Great Costal Express, Inc. in honor of her mother, Dorothy T. Estes. Funding will come from the Estes Foundation. The James Madison Scholars endowments are in honor of Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the university.
 

James Madison Scholars - George and Helen Harris

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established April 1991, by George and Helen Harris to honor Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the
 

James Madison Scholars - Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr.

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established July 1991, by Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr., to honor Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the
 

James Madison Scholars - Warren Hobbie Estate

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

An endowed scholarship established February 1991, by the Hobbie Estate to honor Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education.

This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of

 

James Madison Scholars - Donald and Frances Litten

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established April 1991, by Donald and Frances Litten to honor Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the
 

James Madison Scholars - John Malbon

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established November 1991, by John Malbon. The James Madison Scholars endowments are in honor of Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the university.
 

James Madison Scholars - Nielsen Family

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Endowment principal. Established November 1994 through the support of Steve and Sammi Nielsen. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the university.
 

James Madison Scholars - Ralph and Inez Roop

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Endowment principal. Established May 1991, by Ralph and Inez Roop to honor Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the university.
 

James Madison Scholars - Lewis and Ethel Strite

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established April 1991, by Lewis and Ethel Strite to honor Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the
 

James Madison Scholars - William and Diane Harris

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established May 1991, by William and Diane Harris to honor Dr. Carrier's twentieth year at JMU. Recipients of the JM Scholars Scholarship must have demonstrated academic potential as evidenced by grades and college entrance exam scores; who also have a genuine enthusiasm for life and learning and a demonstrated willingness to engage in creative, challenging activities outside the classroom. This scholarship is for attracting and retaining scholars in higher education. This scholarship may be awarded one time only or may follow the recipient thru their undergraduate years not to exceed a total of four years (five years for majors requiring a fifth year) provided the student is in good merit standing with the
 

Maxine Jobst Memorial Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Chris & Donna Wollenberg, and their family in memory of Donna Wollenberg's mother, Maxine Jobst. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for incoming freshmen who have exceptional collegiate potential but also have severe financial hardships. Specifically, the Donor intends that candidates for this scholarship shall be in the top 15 percent of their high school graduating class, have SAT scores of 1100 (or the equivalent on the ACT, as the case may be), have participated in a superior program of academic study while in high school, have demonstrated a commitment to extra-curricular endeavors at a leadership level of involvement, and have a demonstrated financial hardship, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. To elaborate - the Donor wishes for this scholarship to help students attend James Madison University who are from low income families and who demonstrate that their estimated family contribution to their education will be extremely low, if anything at all. To the extent appropriate, the Donor encourages the consideration of ancillary statements and documentation from and on behalf of a student who is a candidate for this scholarship (e.g., from official of the student's high school) which may support a determination of a particular student's financial circumstances. Further, once a student is appointed a Maxine Jobst Scholar, the scholarship may be renewed for up to four successive academic years; provided, however, that the student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) and remain in good standing in all respective with the University. Should the student's cumulative grade point average fall below 2.8, the student shall be given one semester to raise it back to the 2.8 minimum; and, should the student not do so, the student shall lose the scholarship immediately so that it may be awarded to another student. Also, as the scholarship is intended solely for undergraduate study, the scholarship shall conclude upon the student's completion of requirements for a baccalaureate degree, without regard to whether the student would otherwise be eligible to renew the scholarship for one or more additional years. Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of Maxine Jobst Scholars shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.
 

Althea L. Johnston Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established in honor of former faculty member Althea L. Johnston to award scholarships.
 

Kris Lawson Endowment Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established in memory of Kris R. Lawson. First preference should be given to a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. The recipient must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average. This scholarship shall be awarded annually; however, the same recipient may receive the scholarship more than once. This scholarship will be administered by the JMU Scholarship Office.
 

Ella Stephenson Kurtz-Nancy Kurtz O'Hare Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Nancy Kurtz O'Hare, the Ella Stephenson Kurtz -Nancy Kurtz O'Hare Scholarship Endowment will provide financial resources annually to encourage students in their pursuit of higher education. To fulfill this purpose, the Donor directs that these scholarship funds shall be awarded to a rising senior who demonstrates the need for financial assistance, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, and a career interest in teaching a Social Science, as indicated by a major in one of the Social Sciences and a minor in middle school education. Once a student is appointed to receive this scholarship, it may be renewed for the following year if the student requires an additional year of study to complete degree requirements, provided that the student remains a full-time student in good standing with the University. In the event no student majoring in a Social Science may be eligible for this scholarship in any particular year, then the scholarship may be awarded to a student with a major course of study in the humanities who meets all the other criteria. Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of Ella Stephenson Kurtz – Nancy Kurtz O'Hare Scholars shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.
 

Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation, Inc. Scholarship (II)

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

An endowed scholarship established by Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation, Inc., located in Washington, DC. This scholarship will participate in the VA Student Assistance Scholarship Program. The applicant needs to qualify for financial aid.

 

Mary and Daniel Loughran I Foundation Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship created with a grant from the Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation, Inc. in Washington, DC in order to assist financial needy students.

 

Walter '85 & Karen McCullah '88 Lutz Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with a gift from Walter N. Lutz '85 & Karen McCullah Lutz '88, the Walter '85 & Karen McCullah '88 Lutz Scholarship Endowment will provide funds annually to an outstanding undergraduate student scholar who demonstrates a financial need and has a strong academic background, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. The appointment of a student as a Lutz Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships. The Donors direct that this endowed scholarship shall be used to assist one undergraduate student each year; and, therefore, they expect that as the endowment for this scholarship may increase in value over time, the amount of this annual scholarship also may increase accordingly. At the discretion of the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, a student receiving this scholarship may be re-appointed as a Lutz Scholar in subsequent years, for up to three additional years.
 

Madison - Marine Corps Scholarship Fund

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

General Expendable. The Madison - Marine Corps Scholarship Fund was established by an anonymous donor to provide scholarships for one or more undergraduate students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in the United States Marine Corps. The donor directs that in no case may a scholarship award be for less than $1,000. Therefore, if there are sufficient funds to permit more than one scholarship, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships may appoint as many U.S. Marine Corps scholars as meet the criteria (set forth below) for this scholarship to the extent of the available funds; if, on the other hand, all the students otherwise eligible to receive this scholarship would not be able to each receive at least $1,000 in scholarship funds, then the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships shall limit the number of recipients to align with the available funds. As to the eligibility criteria, the scholarship candidates must:

  • Be in their junior or senior year of study at the time of their application/nomination for this scholarship.
  • Have completed the United States Marine Corps' Platoon Leaders Class by the time of application/nomination for this scholarship.
  • Be on track to be commissioned upon graduation as a Marine Second Lieutenant and advance directly to the Corps' basic school.

In any particular year, if there are no students who meet the above criteria, then the scholarship may be awarded in such a year to a senior who is a dependent of a member of the United States Marine Corps currently on active duty; or, in the absence of a student who meet this criteria, then to a senior who is a dependent of a member of any branch of the United States armed forces currently on active duty. The selection of U.S. Marine Corps Scholars shall be made in a manner determined at the discretion of the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, based on the above criteria. Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of students to receive this scholarship shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

 

Madison for Keeps

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

A university scholarship initiative to ensure that as many students as possible have sufficient financial assistance to maintain enrollment at JMU. These funds will be administered by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

 

Eleanor Beatrice Marable Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established in honor of Eleanor Beatrice Marable with a donation from Miss Marable and gifts from the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Alumni Association and other interested alumni to be used to award scholarships to financial needy students.
 

The William J. and Mary G. McMurray Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established to provide long term support for the academic programs, especially English and/or American Literature. Awards must be made on a competitive basis to outstanding JMU students who are enrolled full time. Outstanding academic achievement will be determined by JMU. Recipients shall be selected by the Financial Aid Office and the Director of Scholarships. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need and have a serious interest in English and American Literature.
 

Steve Miller Leadership Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with gifts by John Putney and his fraternity brothers in memory of Stephen H. Miller, member of the JMU class of 1989 and brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SPE). This scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU student who merits the following criteria: A Member of a Greek organization at James Madison University; Displays outstanding leadership qualities in activities in Greek Life, on campus, or in the community. 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 University Scholarship Committee upon the recommendation of the Student
 

Moran Family Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship intended to benefit a JMU student from the state of Maryland. The recipient must have and maintain a minimum 2.75 grade point average. The recipient will be selected as an incoming freshman (from Maryland with a high school grade point average of at lest 2.75) and will continue to receive this scholarship as long as they remain an active, full time student at JMU and continue to meet the scholarship requirements or graduates, a new incoming freshman student will be selected based on the established criteria. If in the future, JMU no longer enrolls any students from the state of Maryland, or no students from the state of Maryland meet the merit criteria, then this fund may be used to assist any JMU student.
 

John L. & Kay D. Neff Endowed Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by John L. and Kay D. Neff that is intended to benefit JMU students who exhibit outstanding academic achievement and are enrolled full-time or a high school student applying for full-time admission on a four- year graduation track. The university will determine outstanding academic achievement. First preference shall be given to students attending the university who are residents of Bath County, VA. Secondary preference shall not be enacted until three scholarships have been granted to Bath County residents. Secondary preference shall be given to students attending the university who are residents of Augusta County, VA. The recipient must be having difficulty (or, in case of an entering freshman, will have difficulty) meeting the educational expenses at JMU and must not be receiving any funds through athletic scholarships. Preferably, there will be a recipient in each of the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes. This scholarship will be administered by the James Madison University Director of Scholarship and the Financial Aid Office.

 

Keith J. O'Connell Memorial Scholarship

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

The purpose of the endowment is to create the Keith J. O'Connell Memorial Scholarship in memory of Keith J. O'Connell, a beloved son, brother, relative, friend and Kappa Alpha gentleman.  This endowment will provide funds annually for members of Kappa Alpha Order. To be named an O'Connell Scholar, recipients must:

  • Be a Kappa Alpha Order member in good standing
  • Currently serving as or aspire to serve as a first responder or member of the U.S. Military
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Have the equivalent of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Should there be no qualified applicant within Kappa Alpha Order, or should Kappa Alpha Order no longer be a recognized organization at JMU, then secondary preference will be given to students who meet the remaining criteria.

 

Sarah Lanier Tabb Oliver Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
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. There are two non-endowed scholarships per academic year to honor 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. The following criteria has been summarized: The recipient shall be selected from entering freshman females; must have substantial financial need and it must be obvious that the recipient would not be able financially to attend JMU without this award; shall be renewed for three succeeding consecutive years; must be an undergraduate. A federal application for financial aid must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.
 

Thomas L. Oliver Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
A scholarship established by the TOWN Foundation to honor the memory and generosity of Thomas LeRoy Oliver, the benefactor of the TOWN Foundation. The fund shall be designated for award to a student or students in the Integrated Sciences and Technology (ISAT) program at the College of Integrated Sciences and Technology (CISAT) at James Madison University to offset tuition, fees, room and board and material during the academic year. The recipient or recipients must demonstrate significant financial need and it must appear that said recipient or recipients would not otherwise have the financial means to attend CISAT. The recipient or recipients will be determined by the JMU Office of Scholarships. The recipient or recipients must meet the normal academic standards of JMU/CISAT; however, it is not required that said recipient or recipients be in the first decile of his or her high school graduating class.
 

Parents Council Endowment for Scholarships

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship, the Parents Council Endowment for Scholarships will provide funds annually to outstanding students, including both students entering college for the first time and students already enrolled in college. The appointment of a student as a Parents Council Scholar shall be made by the University's Office of Financial Aid and shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships; provided, however, that the following specific conditions: A Parents Council Scholar must be a full-time student and in good standing at James Madison University and must demonstrate a need for financial assistance, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid. Once a student receives this Scholarship for the first time, it may be renewed for up to three academic years, at the sole discretion of the University's Office of Financial Aid. Each year, when the University's Office of Financial Aid makes the appointment of Parents Council Scholars, it shall do so in a manner that reflects the overall student body ratio of in-state and out-of-state students.
 

Jane McCauley Partlow Memorial Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established by in memory of Jane McCauley Partlow to award scholarships to financially needy students selected by the office of financial aid.

 

Don L. and Wendy G. Pepper Family Centennial Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Established with a gift from Don L. and Wendy G. Pepper to create the Don L. and Wendy G. Pepper Family Centennial Scholarship Fund. This gift will provide funds for scholarships via the Centennial Scholars Program, a special initiative recently created by the university to remove the financial barriers that otherwise might prevent promising students with high financial need from accepting offers of admission to attend James Madison University. This will provide a scholarship for one student during each of the student's four years of study at the University. The selection of Pepper Family Centennial Scholars shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships associated with the Centennial Scholars Program.
 

Agnes Mason Price Family Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship known as The Agnes Mason Price '35 Family Scholarship Endowment, was established in 2001 for the benefit of James Madison University to provide financial assistance for deserving students. Through this endowed scholarship, funds are provided annually to one or more outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate the need for financial assistance, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. It is the Donor's intention that the first priority shall be given to students from Madison County, Virginia. In the event that there may be no students from Madison County eligible for this Scholarship in a particular year, then the second priority shall be given to students from Culpeper, Greene, Orange or Rappahannock Counties in Virginia. In the event that there are no students from these counties in a particular year, then the ultimate priority shall be given to students from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Further, once a student is appointed to receive an Agnes Mason Price '35 Family Scholarship, the student may receive this scholarship for up to three additional academic years; provided, however, that if the student's chosen field of study is Education, then the student may receive this scholarship for up to four additional academic years. Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of students as Agnes Mason Price '35 Family Scholars shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.
 

Cheryl Lynn Rader Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship fund established by Frank and Carolyn Rader in memory of their daughter, Cheryl Lynn Rader, who was JMU's Assistant Director of Financial Aid and an alumna of the University. This scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU student from Rockbridge County with first preference given to a graduate of Parry McCluer High School in Buena Vista, VA. The recipient must demonstrate financial need as determined by the JMU Office of Financial Aid. The recipient will be selected as an incoming freshmen and will continue to receive this scholarship as long as he/she remains an active, full time student at JMU and continues to demonstrate financial need. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet the requirements or when the student graduates, a new incoming freshman student will be selected based on the established criteria. I
 

Red Flannel Rag Scholarship Endowment for Students from Hopkins Gap, VA

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

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.

 

Brent J. Rhoads/Lambda Chi Alpha Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established in memory of Brent J. Rhoads, a JMU student and member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, who died on October 5, 1994. This scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU student who is a rising junior with demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Preference will be given to a student who is a member in good standing of a JMU Greek organization. All candidates must submit an application, which may include an essay for consideration. The student recipient may continue to receive the scholarship until graduation, as long as he/she continues to meet the selection criteria. Recommendations may be made by the Rhoads family, leaders of the JMU Greek organization, and LXA alumni. Administration of the scholarship, and final selection will be conducted by the JMU Scholarship Office.
 

Andrew Meadows Righter '85 & Lisa Marie Righter'85 Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Andrew Meadows Righter '85 and Lisa Marie Righter '85 that will provide the financial resources to establish an endowment in support of a merit-based endowed scholarship. Through this Scholarship, funds will be provided annually to an outstanding undergraduate student in the sophomore, junior or senior year of study who meets the following selection criteria: First, to be considered for this scholarship, a student must demonstrate a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Once appointed as a Righter Scholar, a student must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship may be renewed – and, therefore, a student may receive the Righter Scholarship for as many as three academic years, including the first year in which it is received. Second, to be considered for this scholarship, a student must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the university's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, with a preference given to students who have experienced a personal challenge during their college career, such as a parent or guardian losing a job or a student losing a parent or guardian. Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of a student as a Righter Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.
 

James & Julie Riley Family Centennial Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with a gift from James & Julie Riley to create the first privately funded scholarship in support of James Madison University's Centennial Scholars Program will provide financial resources to establish The James & Julie Riley Centennial Scholarship Endowment. Through this scholarship, funds will be provided annually to support the University's Centennial Scholars Program. The appointment of a student as a James & Julie Riley Centennial Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships and, in particular, the university's guidelines for the administration of the Centennial Scholars Program.
 

Suzanne Pollack Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Joan Yablon in memory of her daughter, Suzanne Pollack, a 1990 graduate of the university. This scholarship is intended to benefit a deserving student from the Baltimore, Maryland area. The recipient must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the JMU Office of Financial Aid. The recipient will be selected as an incoming freshman with a high school grade point average of 2.75 and will continue to receive this scholarship as long as he/she remains an active, full time student at JMU and continues to meet the scholarship requirements. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet these requirements or when the student completes their undergraduate study and graduates, a new incoming freshman student will be selected based on the established criteria.
 

Lucy Robinson Search '30 Memorial Scholarship Endowment

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with a testamentary gift from the Estate of Lucy Robinson Search, Class of 1930, who died on December 20, 2008. Ms. Search directed that an endowment be established for scholarships that would be administered and awarded in a manner determined at the discretion of the university's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
 

Helen Sharpes Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Mary Ann Grigg in memory of her mother Helen Sharpes, who was an administrative secretary at JMU. This scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU student from Rockingham County with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The scholarship will be awarded to an entering freshman (but not part of the early action process) and will remain with that student until graduation as long as the selection criteria continues to be met. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet the requirements or when the student graduates, a new entering freshman will be selected based on the established criteria.
 

Single Parent Family Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
A scholarship for heads of single parent families who are in financial need.
 

Glen Smith Memorial Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established in memory of history professor Glen Smith by his widow Eleanor Watts Graf, a JMU alumna, to provide academic scholarships to financially needy students.

 

Betty Moxley Snyder Memorial Scholarship

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

Established with a gift from the Estate of Betty Moxley Snyder.

Scholarships are intended to benefit students who are in good standing and admitted as a full-time student at James Madison University in a four to five year graduation track. First preference is given to residents of Buena Vista, VA or Rockbridge County, VA. The Director of Scholarships selects a student, preferably an entering freshman, each year. As long as the student maintained good standing with the university, he or she may received this tuition-scholarship each year up to, but not exceeding four years, unless a fifth year is applicable to the degree sought.

 

Spillman Family Scholarship Endowment at James Madison University

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with a gift from William A. Spillman, III and David R, Spillman, on behalf of their father William A. Spillman, Jr., the Spillman Family Scholarship Endowment shall provide financial resources to support the awarding of scholarships for students at James Madison University who are from Culpeper County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each year, these scholarships shall be awarded, whether for full or partial scholarships, to eligible students in a manner at the discretion of the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Students appointed as Spillman Scholars may include incoming freshman, transfer students, and students already attending James Madison University. Once a student is appointed a Spillman Scholar, the scholarship may be renewed, for up to four academic years beyond the first year of study, provided that the student remains in good standing with the University. Beyond the criteria above, the appointment of students as Spillman Scholars shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

 

Struthers Family Scholarship

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

The purpose of the gift is to create the Struthers Family Scholarship Endowment. This endowment will provide funds annually foractive members or pledges in good standing of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. To be named an Alpha Phi Omega Scholar, recipients must: 1)Be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at James Madison University 2)Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher 3)Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Once a student is named an Alpha Phi Omega Scholar, this scholarship may be renewed for up to three consecutive years provided that the recipient fulfills the criteria outlined above. The award shall benefit no less than two students and no more than four students in one school year. Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of Alpha Phi Omega Scholars will follow the University’s guidelines for the awarding of scholarships. In the event that no students from Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity meet the criteria for this award, secondary preference will be given to students in an established Community Service Learning Program, actively engaged in service throughout the year, or another university recognized student service organization. If there are no students that meet the first or secondary preference, the award shall be given to undergraduate students majoring in Psychology who meet the previously stated criteria.

Tadlock Watson Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:

An endowed scholarship 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. The Tadlock-Watson Endowed Scholarship, is to provide financial assistance for students with disabilities. The Watsons understand from personal experience that these students face challenges unknown to most college students. They want to relieve disabled students of some of the stress that is inherent in their college experience, most significantly that stemming from the lack of financial means. This scholarship will provide financial assistance for students with learning disabilities. Through this endowed scholarship, funds are provided annually to one or more undergraduate students who have a documented disability and who in their first year as recipients of this scholarship demonstrate a need for financial assistance, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

The appointment of a student as a Tadlock-Watson Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships; provided, however, that the following criteria shall be part of the decision-making process. Specifically: The scholarship will be administered by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, in coordination with the University's Office of Disability Services; Preference will be given to students with documented disabilities, with priority given to students with documented learning disabilities. The scholarship shall be awarded initially on the basis of financial need, as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, however, financial need will not be a factor in the renewal of this scholarship for subsequent years. Preference will be given to students who are entering freshman. If there are no qualified entering freshmen, the scholarship may be awarded to students who are currently enrolled or to entering transfer students. The scholarship will be renewed for as long as the student takes to complete a course of study sufficient to receive an undergraduate degree, so long as the student remains in good standing with the University and completes such studies within six years of entering the University. That is, for a freshman completing a first year of study at the University, this means that the scholarship may be renewed for up to five additional years, provided, however, that an exception to this limitation may be applicable for situations in which a student attending the University on a plan approved by the University's Office of Disability Services may require more than six years to complete degree requirements – and, in such cases, the six-year maximum term for this scholarship shall be waived. The Donors intend that this scholarship shall assist students named as Tadlock-Watson Scholars by displacing other forms of non-grant aid – to the extent that the available scholarship funds allow – beginning first with work-study aid, then student loans, and other such aid.

Please note that while it may be the case that Tadlock-Watson Scholars who have completed their first year of study do not need to demonstrate financial need because such need may not be a factor in the renewal of this scholarship (as noted above), it is noted here that the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships – as a matter of practice – would not authorize a student to receive scholarship assistance in excess of the annual cost of attendance at Madison. Therefore, in any such year – in which the needs of the primary Tadlock-Watson Scholar(s) may be met in full and there are available scholarship funds remaining, it may be that such remaining scholarship funds would be awarded to additional eligible students – perhaps for just that one year – until all scholarship funds available for disbursement in the particular year are expended. Also, the Donors intend that this scholarship shall not be used by the federal government to offset federal government assistance to which a student may be entitled or for which a student may be eligible that is not necessarily associated with or dependent upon the student's

 

Thompson Family Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An annual scholarship established by Gary E. Thompson. It is intended to benefit a student who is having difficulty (or, in the case of an entering freshman, will have difficulty) meeting the educational expenses at JMU. The students(s) should be in good academic standing, and the selection of the recipient(s) will be at the discretion of the JMU Scholarship Office. The donor's intent is that this scholarship be used where it will have the greatest impact. All of the initial gift is to be awarded for the next academic year. One or more students may receive an award, but no single award may be less than $1,000 annually.
 

Underrepresented Student Scholarships

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
Established by Computer Sciences Corporation as an expendable fund to be awarded to underrepresented students.
 

Witthoefft Family Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship 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.This scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU student who exhibits financial need. The recipient must file a Free Financial Aid Form by March 1 of the enrolling year. The recipient will receive the scholarship for one academic year and is eligible to reapply for the scholarship in subsequent years. The Director of Scholarships, upon recommendation of the Office of Financial Aid, will select the scholarship recipient.
 

Warren and Elva Wood Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? Yes
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Joyce M. Wood and Marian Wood Goodloe intended to benefit JMU students from the state of Virginia. The students must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. The recipients will be selected as an incoming freshman with a high school grade point average of 3.0 and will continue to receive the scholarship as long as they remain active, full time students at JMU and continues to meet the scholarship requirements. If at any time the student fails to meet the requirements or the student graduates, a new entering freshman student will be selected based on the established criteria.
 

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

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established from the 1989 WSVA/Q101, John D. Eiland Company, and Budweiser Fund Fest receipts. Recipients are decided by the Financial Aid department based on the following criteria: residents of Rockingham, Augusta, Page, Shenandoah, Rockbridge, Highland, or Bath Counties, or in any cities located within the listed counties; initial application by March 15, before student's freshman year; may apply for renewal, but no more than eight semesters; scholarship is $1000 or less, per student, per year; based first on financial need and second on demonstrated citizenship and leadership.

Peter and Phyllis Pruden Distinguished Scholarship Fund in Elementary Education

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established by Peter and Phyllis Pruden in memory of Judith Brothers Pruden, Class of 1940, because of their desire to support public higher education in the state of Virginia and at JMU. This scholarship will help attract academically talented students to the teaching profession as well as provide future teachers, who are financially needy with assistance in paying for their education. This scholarship will be awarded to a full time honors student who plans to be licensed in the Elementary Education Licensure Program and who demonstrates a financial need. The student will have at least a 3.5 (out of 4.0) grade point average, be enrolled in either the Honors Scholars Program or the Subject Area Honors Program, and making progress toward completing either program to graduate with distinction. The recipient should have high moral character, strong leadership qualities, be able to communicate well, and conceptualize clearly. The student will receive this scholarship for four years, from the beginning of the sophomore year through the graduate school year to include the Master of Arts in Teaching. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet the requirements, a new student will be selected based on the established criteria. The scholarship recipient will be selected by the School of Education Scholarship Committee in conjunction with the Director of the Honors Program and the Office of Financial Aid. The scholarship will be administered by the Office of Financial Aid.

 

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