Kari R. Zehner ('92) Memorial Award

Kari began her work as a geographer for the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity at Marine Corps Base Quantico in 1994. She was one of the founding members of the Command's Geospatial Intelligence Program and one of the longest-serving members of MCIA. She received 21 different awards from the command in recognition of her work on geospatial analysis and support to the Marine Corps mission. Kari also received citations from other intelligence community agencies and commercial partners recognizing her contributions to a wide array of geospatial and intelligence projects. Kari received the Civilian Employee of the Year and Meritorious Civilian Service awards.

The recipient of this competitive award must be a full-time student majoring in geography, completed at least 30 credit hours, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0

The recipient will receive funds totaling approximately $1,800 to be used to offset tuition and fees.

Award Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Essay (500 words) describing how this award will further your career in geography.
  • Resume
  • Two faculty references
  • Applications are due electronically by the first week of April.

Contact Zach Bortolot for more details.

Jones Scholarship

Stanley (’54) and Rosemary Jones created the Jones Scholarship to open doors for promising and deserving students in STEM. The Jones scholarship supports an academic scholarship for one incoming freshman in the fall semester.

Recipients must be in-state students, have a declared major in: Computer Science, Engineering, ISAT, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Geoscience, or Biology, be a first-generation college student, and have applied to or been admitted to the Honors College. Recipients must remain in the major and maintain good academic standing. The scholarship is renewable for up to 3 years as long as these criteria are met.

No application is required. The Second Century Scholarship application process is used to determine eligibility for the Jones award. Learn more about Stanley and Rosemary Jones.

Second Century Scholarship

The JMU Second Century Scholarship (SCS) provides financial support to exemplary students entering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. SCS covers 100% of in-state tuition and fees and continues for a maximum of four consecutive years, pending continued exemplary academic performance. 

Criteria: GPA of 3.75 or higher (performance in science, technology and mathematics courses will receive additional consideration), demonstrated interest and commitment to study in a STEM area, declaring a major in the College of Integrated Science & Engineering or College of Science & Mathematics

Submit the SCS application through the Madison Scholarship Hub. Eligible students are encouraged to apply before the Early Admission deadline.

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