There are many ways you can support the Intelligence Analysis Program at James Madison University. All contributions are tax-deductible.

  • Support student organizations, scholarship funds, and undergraduate research activities.
  • Sponsor our student projects.
  • Spend some time with our students, sharing your work or life experiences in a class or student organization meeting.
  • Host a class visit at your workplace. 
  • Offer travel assistance for students to attend conferences and competitions.
  • Let us know about internship or job opportunities at your company.
  • Keep your alumni information up-to-date.

Consider giving to one of the following department funds.

Student Project Fund and Undergraduate Research Support
These two accounts (Student Project and Undergraduate Research) support student capstone projects in all three undergraduate programs (BSISAT, GS, IA) in the ISAT Department. Many capstone projects rely critically on small-scale funding, which is often difficult to obtain from outside sources. This fund helps to provide some of these funds, which can enable projects that would otherwise not be possible. Funding to projects is competitive and is allocated on the basis of merit and impact. A gift to the annual expendable fund will have an immediate impact on what we can support this year; a gift to the endowment will contribute indefinitely.

Intelligence Analysis Program 
This fund was established to provide general support of the Intelligence Analysis Program.  It can be used to support a range of educational and scholarly activities by students and faculty in the program.

John B. Noftsinger Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in the memory of Dr. John B. Noftsinger, Jr., a professor in ISAT and Vice Provost for Research and Public Service, as well as a graduate of JMU (’85).  He was an important advocate of the Intelligence Analysis program, fostering its early development and securing support for the program at both the state and federal levels.  The fund supports a scholarship in the IA program, which is given to an outstanding third or fourth-year student.  

Elizabeth F. Walton Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Elizabeth Walton, the wife of IA faculty member Dr. Timothy R. Walton, had a long and distinguished career in intelligence analysis in the United States government. This fund has been established in her honor to support students who would like to follow in her footsteps.

CISE Study Abroad Scholarship
The CISE Study Abroad Scholarship was established to assist students with a declared major in the College of Integrated Science and Engineering who plan to participate in a Study Abroad Program.

Become a Partner
  • Host an interview session and offer internships and job opportunities.
  • Promote your company by scheduling a “tech talk” with one of our student organizations.  Focus on “what we do and how we do it” not “what it's like to work here.”
  • Engage with our students by offering real-world, hands-on research opportunities.

To learn more about becoming a CISE Industry Partner, please contact Lynda Chandler at 540-568-5557 or by email

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