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

Sidney Rodrick Bland History Scholarship Endowment

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

Endowed scholarship established by Anne Louise Collins '67, '78 in recognition of Dr. Sidney Rodrick Bland, a dedicated and distinguished faculty member and an innovative educator in the Department of History at James Madison University for more than four decades. Dr. Bland has been a member of the faculty at James Madison University since 1965. Each year, this scholarship will acknowledge and provide financial assistance to one outstanding undergraduate student engaged in the study of History. The appointment of an undergraduate student as a Sidney Rodrick Bland Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships; provided, however, that the following additional criteria shall guide the selection process.

Specifically: To be eligible for the Sidney Rodrick Bland History Scholarship, students must, at the time of their application/nomination for this scholarship; be in their sophomore or junior year; have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in the History and/or Social Sciences curriculum; and, demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, defined by having a minimum grade point average of 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) overall and in their coursework on History and/or other Social Sciences; and, if appointed to receive this scholarship, the recipient must maintain such a grade point average while holding the scholarship.

Further, all students interested in being considered for this scholarship will need to submit an essay on a topic within the discipline of History that would be selected annually at the discretion of the Head of the Department of History. The annual selection process for determining the Sidney Rodrick Bland History Scholarship recipient shall be established and administered at the discretion of the Head of the Department of History, in consultation with the Dean for the College of Arts & Letters, or its

 

Carlton B. Smith Award

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 History:
An endowed scholarship, Carlton B. Smith Research Grants will provide a $250 award to the best graduate History thesis submitted to the JMU History department during each academic year. Theses will be judged according to their historical research, analysis and composition. The award will be presented in late spring and will include theses from spring and fall. All students are encouraged to participate in the competition. A committee of the History department faculty will judge entries which should be presented in the form of one unbound copy to the department designated individual as soon as possible prior to the graduation periods (May, August, December). The remainder will be used to fund graduate student research leading to completion of a thesis. These awards will be made by the department following a formal application and review.
 

Raymond C. Dingledine Jr. Scholarship

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

An endowed scholarship established to provide a source of funding for academic scholarships and internships to deserving undergraduate/graduate students in history. It will augment the present library/media budget with additional primary and secondary materials to serve both students and faculty in research and teaching preparation. It will sponsor internationally known lecturers, authors an statesman for on-campus talks. These funds will also provide economic assistance to the student history societies--Phi Alpha Theta and Wayland Historical Society--to cover abroad range of social and educational functions.

 

Clive R. Hallman, Jr. Undergraduate Scholar Award

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 History:
Award (s) to be given to undergraduate history majors each semester to help with educational travel expenses to: out of town conferences to present conference papers or to out of town collections to complete research for either a: 1) senior honor's thesis; 2) a paper for presentation at a statewide, regional or national conference; or 3) a paper for publication by a recognized journal (undergraduate or professional). Students would be eligible to receive the award only once during their academic careers at JMU. Students need to submit an application for the award and receipts for reimbursement to a three person committee consisting of history department faculty; winners would be announced September 30 for the fall semester and January 30 for the spring
 

Mary A. Jackson History Award

 Criteria:
     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
 History:
An endowed scholarship awarded in honor of Dr. Mary Jackson to a graduating senior majoring in history
 

The William King Charitable Trust Scholarship

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 History:
The purpose of the scholarship is to interest JMU students in the study of Africa and Ghana in particular. Recipients must be accepted into the Summer in Ghana Program and have financial need. The JMU Ghana summer abroad program has been in existence since 1994. This scholarship may not be used to cover the initial non-refundable fee required of all participants of the Summer in Ghana Program. The scholarship is fully refunded to the JMU Foundation's Summer in Ghana Program fund, if the recipient withdraws from the program for any reason. Contact the JMU History Department for application instructions and requirements.
 

Demetric Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund

 Criteria:
     Need Based? Yes
     Freshman Only? No
 History:
An endowed scholarship established by the parents of Demetric Walker, who was an alumnus of the JMU Class of 2000. This scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU undergraduate student majoring in History who is a U. S. citizen. The recipient will have financial need and hold a GPA of at least a 3.0 or its equivalent. High school records will demonstrate GPA of high school seniors matriculating to JMU. Involvement in service activities, as established on the application, will be a consideration. The application process will include a written essay examining how the study of history helps them better understand the relationship between religion and society. The recipient will continue to receive the scholarship as long as they remain active, full-time students at JMU and continue to meet the scholarship requirements. If a student fails to meet the requirements or a student graduates, a new student will be selected based on the established criteria. The History department will recommend each recipient to the Director of Scholarships based on the above criteria and available funds.
 

 

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  Contact Information:
   Warren Hall
   MSC 3519
   Harrisonburg, VA 22807
   540-568-7820 (phone) 
   540-568-7994 (fax)
   scholarships@jmu.edu
  

Susan K. Moyers
Associate Director for Grants & Scholarships
Email: moyerssk@jmu.edu   

 

Steven Cox

Assistant Director for Scholarships

Email: coxsn@jmu.edu

 

Vivian Ferris
Scholarship Coordinator

Email: ferrisvl@jmu.edu