James Madison University

Social Work Academic Scholar

This award is given to the senior graduating with the highest GPA in Social Work who has completed at least 60 credits at JMU.

2014 Award Recipient - Moriah Tolton


PHOTO: Moriah Tolton

Moriah Tolton graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). He completed his Senior Field Practicum at Mental Health of America in Staunton, Virginia. There he provided information on resources, engaged in networking opportunities, tracked legislation, contacted lawmakers, and worked to protect the rights and access to resources for those with mental health issues in the Augusta County area.

Previous Awardees:


  • 2013    Katherine Brunson
  • 2012    Jennifer Dixon
  • 2011    Katherine Anderson
  • 2010    Julia Solow
  • 2009    Lindan Brown
  • 2008    Sarah Jackson
  • 2007    Kelly Smith

Formerly the CISAT Dean’s Scholar Award:


  • 2006    Kathryn Taliaferro
  • 2005    Karen Olsen
  • 2004    Kristen Nolen
  • 2003    Mary Beth Colville
  • 2002    Lauren C. Storms
  • 2001    Stephanie Holt
  • 2000    Jennifer Sullivan
  • 1999    Joy Vumback
  • 1998    Angela Griffith
  • 1997    Charlotte Rudkin
  • 1996    Rita Biggs
  • 1995    Maggie White
  • 1994    Susan Firth
  • 1993    Diane Worringham
  • 1992    Diane Worringham
  • 1991    Diane Worringham
  • 1990    Janice Horn

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