A-to-Z Index

Geology & Environmental Science

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

Catherine King-Frazier Memorial Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established February 1990 in memory of Catherine King-Frazier as an endowed scholarship for deserving Geology freshman students for their second semester at JMU. Recipient(s) must be first year freshman or transfer freshman students.
 

Alison MacDonald Doherty '80 Endowment for Geology Student Research Scholarships

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

An endowed scholarship established by Michael C. Doherty to honor the memory of Alison MacDonald Doherty, a 1980 graduate of James Madison University, who emphasized during her lifetime the importance of research to understand how environmental contaminants move through and are affected by geological formations. While a student she helped teach historical geology and participated in field geology excursions. For her own research, she examined karst formations in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. As an environmental hydrogeologist, she worked for several nationally known environmental firms. Alison investigated several Superfund sites as well as underground contamination at Department of Defense and Department of Energy installations.

To benefit students at her alma mater, she convinced her employer to drill a well at the university farm in order to show students how to log soils as the drill auger brought them up from underground. At the end of her life, she resided in Germantown, Maryland. Also a strong proponent of the importance of education, Michael C. Doherty graduated from Hartwick College in 1973 with a degree in Biology. He later earned a Master's degree in Environmental Pollution Control from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He is a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Service Corps and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Alison M. Doherty '80 Endowment for Geology Student Research Scholarships will provide funds annually to one (or more) outstanding undergraduate student scholar(s) conducting research in the field of geological and environmental science. The appointment of student(s) as Alison M. Doherty '80 Scholar(s) shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

 

William Frangos Memorial Endowment in Geophysics & Quantitative Environmental Geology

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established with a gift from Suzan C. Frangos in honor of her late husband, William Frangos, a tenured member of the Geology Department's faculty. The scholarship is known as the William Frangos Memorial Endowment in Geophysics & Quantitative Environmental Geology. This endowment will provide financial resources each year in support of an award for undergraduate students pursuing a major in Geophysics and/or Quantitative Environmental Geology. Each year, one (or more) student(s) shall be named to receive this award. To be eligible for this award, students must (a) be in the junior or senior year of study; (b) demonstrate excellence in their pursuit of the study of the geosciences (research, technology, engineering, or mathematics); (c) exhibit intellectual curiosity; and, (d) demonstrate an understanding of the underlying concepts, a mathematical insight, and a commitment to environmental issues, technical writing, and presentation. The selection of William Frangos Memorial award recipients shall be made in a manner determined at the discretion of the department head for Geology & Environmental Science, with the understanding that selection decisions must be made and announced each year by mid-April. Further, the Donor specifically directs that - for each recipient -the purpose shall be designated at the time of the selection decision; that is, the Donor intends for the selection process to include sufficient latitude so that funds may be presented to recipients as scholarships, research stipends, or monetary awards, as may be most appropriate in each case. In the case of scholarship awards, it is anticipated that -beyond the above criteria - the appointment of a student to receive funds as a scholarship award shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.
 

W. T. Harnsberger Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 Information:
An endowed scholarship established in memory of Wilbur Trout Harnsberger Jr., founder and first head of the geology department. Annual award made to a geology major to partially defray costs of a summer field camp, with application required to present evidence of acceptance at a reputable university.

 

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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