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Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Seat Sponser

Name a seat in the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts and support student scholarships in the College of Visual of Performing Arts. Learn more or  download the seat naming form now (PDF).You have the option of sponsoring a seat through payroll deduction.

By sponsoring a seat at the Performing Arts Center, you also qualify for a one-year membership in the JMU President's Council.

University Programs

Madison Fund (14850) - Unrestricted university account for use where the need is greatest

JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies (14573) - Funds to support the programs and activities of the Carrier Library, the East Campus Library, the Music Library, the Center for Instructional Technology, the Media Resources Center and technology enhanced classrooms on the JMU campus.

Duke Club (25552) - This fund provides scholarships to JMU student athletes.

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum (14171) - Funds to be used for the Arboretum which provides an outdoor facility to serve the purposes of education, research and demonstration.

General Education Program (14432) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting the general education program.

Furious Flowers (14429) -Funds to support the future of African American poetry.

Center for International Stabilization & Recovery (14623) - General fund which supports the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR), which includes the Mine Action Information Center (MAIC) - a public-policy center that serves organizations and individuals on the front lines of humanitarian crises and post-conflict environments through innovative and reliable research, training, information exchange, and direct services.

Center for Faculty Innovation (1000128) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting programs and activities within The Center for Faculty Innovation.

JMU Employee Scholarships

Edith Carrier Scholarship (15289) - Scholarship was established by the JMU Women's Club to honor JMU's first lady, Edith Carrier.  This scholarship is awarded to currently enrolled students who are children of JMU Faculty/Staff.  Contact the JMU Women's Club for additional information.

Classified Employee Scholarship (25308) - This endowed scholarship was established by the JMU Foundation for students of classified employees.  Applicants must be sons or daughters of a full-time classified employee Contact the Financial Aid office for additional information.

Faculty-Staff Scholarship (25400)
 - Fund was established by faculty and staff with the goal to create an endowed scholarship.  Recipients shall be a new undergraduate student, resident of Virginia, in the top 20% of his/her high school, class in junior year, have a strong academic record, SAT scores of at least 1100 and no less than 500 in either verbal or math sections, and show potential for exceptional non-academic contributions.  The faculty-staff committee will select recipients after consulting with the Admissions office

Administration and Finance

Administration and Finance Scholarship (25348) - Through this Endowed Scholarship, funds will be provided annually to outstanding students, including both students entering college for the first time and students already enrolled in college. Applications and nominations for this scholarship may be submitted at any time during the year by individuals employed by James Madison University within its Division of Administration and Finance. All nominations shall be considered during the annual review process coordinated by the Division's Scholarship Committee. The appointment of a student as a Division for Administration & Finance Scholar shall follow the Division's guidelines for the recommendation of student scholars and the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships; provided, however, that the following specific conditions are here noted: The first preference shall be students who are family members of employees in the Division of Administration & Finance, at the date of application or nomination.

College of Arts & Letters

Carl Harter Scholarship (25475)

Carlton B. Smith Award (25791) - Graduate Thesis and Graduate Travel to Collections and Conferences

Cecil Bradfield Scholarship (25280) - Scholarship awarded to a student who is majoring in sociology, anthropology or social work with demonstrated need.  The recipient must also demonstrate commitment to community service and advocacy for the underprivileged. The scholarship will be awarded to a student in sociology in even years and in social work in odd years.

College of Arts and Letters (14399) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty within the college.

Debate Team (14355)

DeLuca Journalism Scholarship (15312) - Scholarship honoring the late "Flip" DeLuca, a champion of student journalism at JMU from 1979 to 2005 as a professor and adviser of The Breeze student newspaper.

Department of History Faculty Support Fund (14504)

Eminent Scholars - Ruth Bridgeforth Professorship of Telecommunication (24383) - Endowed professorship established by Mr. William E. Bridgeforth, Jr. honoring his wife, Ruth.

English Department (14383) - Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas within the English Department 

Forensics-Individual Events (14328)

Gabbard-Alley Scholarship, Health Communication (25429)

Hallman Undergraduate Scholar Award (5355) -Travel to Collections and Conferences 

History Department (14502) - Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas within the History Department

Jackson Scholarship (Outstanding Senior Major) (25549)

JMU Health Communication Institute (14483)

JMU Health Communication Institute (14483) - Account receives gifts for general support of the Health Communication Institute.

Journalism Program (14500) - Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas within the Journalism Program 

Journalism Scholarship (15540) - Established by initial gift of Ian Katz and restricted for journalism scholarships. 

Kay Veith Field Archaeology Award (16401)

Mary Jackson Scholarship (25549) - Awarded in honor of Dr. Mary Jackson to a graduating senior majoring in history.

Neckowitz/Turner Study Abroad Program (15609) - Established to honor Alan Neckowitz and Charles Turner, who were instrumental in founding the Summer in Ireland Study Abroad Program. This scholarship assists with the expenses of at least one School of Media Arts & Design (SMAD) major studying abroad each year.

One Day/One University, SMAD Scholarship (25663) - This scholarship is intended to benefit students in the School of Media Arts and Design who have shown a commitment to media production through multimedia classes, internships, practia and other media-related work, and who have financial need.

Philosophy and Religion foundation account (14675)

Political Science Department (14708) - Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas within the Political Science Department.

Public History Program (14721)

Public Relations (14331)

School of Communication Studies (14321) - Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas within the School of Communication Studies

School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication (14541) Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas within the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

SCOM General Fund (14321)

Shaeffer Distinguished Humanist Award (25746) - Established by the estate of Evelyn M. Pugh, annual awards for scholarly research projects conducted in the summer months. Eligible tenure-track faculty from the following departments: English, Foreign Language & Literatures, History, and Philosophy & Religion.

SMAD General Fund (14322) - Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas within the School of Media Arts and Design.

SMAD General Scholarships (14322) - Gifts designated to this account provide scholarships to students in the School of Media Arts and Design.

Sociology and Anthropology Department (14805)

Television Production Center (14766) - Funds restricted for the general support and use of the Television Production Center.

College of Business

College of Business (14756) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty within the college.

Accounting Excellence Fund (14103) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty with the Accounting Department.

BBA Core Program (14255) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty with the BBA Core Program.

COB Business Plan Competition (14386) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty within the COB300 program.

Computer Information Systems & Management Science (14536) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty with the CIS/MS Department.

Economics Department (14369) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty with the Economics Department.

Finance & Business Law (14393) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty with the Finance and Business Law Department.

Hospitality & Tourism Management (14531) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty with the HTM program.

Management (14593) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty with the Management Department.

Marketing (14598) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty with the Marketing Department.

College of Education

College of Education (14760) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting the mission of the James Madison University College of Education.  The College prepares educated and enlightened individuals who can skillfully contribute to the common good of society and who can enter competently into positions of teaching and educational leadership, civic responsibility, and national service. The personal and professional development of students is accomplished by emphasizing excellence and continuous innovation in quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.

Department of Early, Elementary & Reading Education (14365) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting the department of Early, Elementary, and Reading Education, a department that offers graduate and undergraduate programs in literacy, early, and elementary education that are approved by the Virginia Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.  All programs have an extensive fieldwork component that assures students varied opportunities for experiences working with children and families. The department also operates the Young Children's Program, a laboratory preschool for three and four year olds. The Reading Center, a collection of current children's literature, supports all professional education licensure programs.  Programs and faculty are housed in Memorial Hall.

Young Children’s Program (14878) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting the Young Children's Program, an early learning program operated by the James Madison University College of Education.  Its curriculum, environment, and organization are based on professional standards and research related to the learning and development of young children.  The program operates daily with a morning session for three-year-olds and an afternoon session for four-year-olds.  Each class is led by a master teacher and a support staff of students.  In addition to providing a quality educational experience for children and their families, the Young Children's Program serves as a laboratory site for JMU teacher education students.  They provide assistance to the teachers and individual attention in ways that are positive and supportive to children.  The YCP also serves as a setting for professional observation and research within the University community.  The YCP is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed as a child care facility by the Virginia Department of Social Services. 

Learning, Technology & Leadership Education Dept. (14576) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting the College of Education’s Learning, Technology and Leadership Education department. This department is one of five departments comprising the college. The Learning, Technology and Leadership Education Department houses six programs or areas of study: Educational Foundations, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Human Resource Development, Adult Education/Human Resource Development and the ESOL Career Development Academy.  The Department also assists with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers outlined by the US Department of Education. The Harrisonburg group is called NETT. The Learning, Technology and Leadership Education Department unites expertise and resources necessary for learning across the lifespan. Programs within our department meet the needs of teacher education and provide grounding for persons entering or advancing in positions associated with learning and leadership in education, business, industry, government, and other public and private sector organizations.

Department of Middle, Secondary & Mathematics Education (14617) -Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting the department of Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education.  The undergraduate pre-professional program in middle education is designed to prepare teachers of grades 6-8. This program provides the requisite course offerings and experiences that form the foundation for admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program.

Military Science Department (14620) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting the James Madison University Army ROTC Duke Battalion.  Their mission is to recruit, develop, educate, and provide quality leadership training aligned with the Army’s core values of character development.  Additionally, their mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens who are committed to lifelong service to their communities and nation.

Department of Exceptional Education (14811) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting James Madison University's Exceptional Education Department, a department committed to the preparation of educators and others who teach and serve individuals with exceptionalities, and their families in a diverse society. We recognize and support the professional development of our students as a life-long endeavor and our programs are designed to develop and enhance each student's personal and professional growth as an effective, reflective, resilient educator.

Education Programs (14785) - The account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty within the Education Programs.  These gifts are truly valuable because they grant Education Programs the flexibility to allocate funds to the areas with the most need.

Educational Technology and Media Center (14370) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting the Educational Technology & Media Center (ETMC), a center committed to preparing all students in the College of Education and Professional Education Unit to be knowledgeable users of educational technology. Serving the College of Education and the Professional Education Unit, the ETMC promotes the use of emerging technologies for learning and is responsive to educational technology needs of faculty and students in these programs.

The Graduate School

The Graduate School (14442) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting graduate students and faculty.

Outreach Programs (14668) - Gifts to this account will fund the continuing mission of Outreach Programs in providing credit and non-credit, off campus courses, online non-credit courses and professional certificate programs.  Outreach Programs also oversees the enrollment of non-degree seeking students.

College of Integrated Science and Technology

College of Integrated Science and Technology (14397) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty within the college.

College of Science and Mathematics

College of Science and Mathematics (14769) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty within the college.

Biology Department (14263) - Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas. These gifts are truly valuable because they grant the department the flexibility to allocate funds to the areas with the most need.

Biology Visiting Speakers Fund (14265) - Exposing faculty and students to scientists and research outside of
JMU is very beneficial. Gifts designated to this account will provide funds for travel expenses and/or honoraria for visiting scientists to give seminars in the Department.

Geology and Environmental Science Department Fund (14430) - Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas. These gifts are truly valuable because they grant the department the flexibility to allocate funds to the areas with the most need.

Physics Electronics Supplies (14689) - This provides funds for the purchase of electronic equipment and supplies.

Henry W. Leap Scholarship (25571) - Merit scholarship for incoming Freshmen in the Physics Department.

Physics Alumni/Faculty Scholarship (25690) - Merit scholarships for sophomore and juniors in the Physics Program.

Physics Seminar Endowment (25691) - This supports the Physics seminar program.  Fund has not reached full endowment, so contributions are greatly needed.

Trelawney Undergraduate Research Endowment (25838) - Supports undergraduate student research in biology. Dr. Gil Trelawney was head of the Biology Department for over 23 years until his retirement in 1994.

Chappelear Scholarships (25295) - Biology Scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded to meritorious and/or needy students each year to allow them to pursue their studies in Biology at JMU.  

Acton Scholarships (25137) - Biology Scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded to meritorious and/or needy students each year to allow them to pursue their studies in Biology at JMU.  

Margaret Gordon Scholarships (24431) - Biology Scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded to meritorious and/or needy students each year to allow them to pursue their studies in Biology at JMU.  

Chemistry Department (14301) - Gifts to this account assist with the funding for areas in need such as student stipends for research, student/faculty travel to professional meetings to present research and departmental seminars.

Chappell Scholarship (24299) - Awarded in honor of Dr. Wilbert Chappell to a junior majoring in chemistry who plans for a career in the medical or education field.

Casali Memorial Scholarship (25312) - This endowment was established in honor of Liberty Casali, a retired and emeritus faculty of JMU's Chemistry Department. It is intended that through this scholarship, funds will be provided annually to an outstanding undergraduate student scholar who is majoring in the field of Chemistry at the University.

Amenta Chemistry Award (15217) - Established to receive charitable contributions honoring Dr. Donna Amenta.  These gifts will be used for an annual award to a deserving Chemistry student.

Doherty End Geology Student Research Scholar (25352) - 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.

Geology Student Research Endowment (25438) - The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for undergraduates traveling to professional meetings to present their research findings.

Mathematics Department (14568) - Restricted funds for support of the Mathematics Department. 

Serway Physics Scholarship (25744) - Established by Dr. Raymond A. Serway, Professor of Physics, James Madison University  Recipients are students majoring in physics, and shall be selected by a committee appointed by the head of the JMU Physics Department.

Robert Gordan Scholarship (25441) - Established with a gift from Raymond & Elizabeth Serway to honor Robert Gordon upon his retirement from the Physics Department.  The recipient will be a student with a demonstrated aptitude in mathematics and interest in physics who plans to major in physics and is considered outstanding.

Physics Department (14688) - Funds for the support of the physics department expendable, including the Physics Seminar Series.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

College of Visual and Performing Arts (14400) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting students and faculty within the college.

School of Art and Art History (14167) - Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas within the School of Art and Art History.

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts (14395) - Account receives gifts benefiting the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Building Fund

School of Music (14640) - Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas within the School of Music.
Funds can also be designated directly towards expenses related to the Kennedy Center Concerts.

New Image Gallery (14648) - The New Image Gallery feature contemporary photography.  Funds to this account are utilized for exhibitions and visiting arts' expenses not normally covered by the Gallery's budget.

School of Theater and Dance (14837) - Gifts designated to this account fill the gap for under funded areas within the School of Theater and Dance.

Dance Scholarship Fund (25340) - Established to provide scholarships for dance students.

Earlynn Miller Endowed Scholarship for Dance (25598) - Established with a gift from Dr. Earlynn Miller, this scholarship is to provide funds annually to one or more outstanding undergraduate student scholar(s) who demonstrate(s) high achievement in both academic and dance performance including diversity of dance forms and choreography, and leadership.

Paul E & Lillieanna P. Beck Professorship (64257) - Funds to this account benefit the School of Art & Art History students by supporting visiting artists and scholars, faculty and staff professional development, and technology purchases and improvements.

Student Affairs

Student Affairs (14834) - Account receives gifts for the purpose of supporting programs within the division of Student Affairs.

 








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