Porter Justice Studies Scholarship

Established with a generous gift by James T. and Marilyn M. Porter to benefit a Justice Studies major.  To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must have a declared major in Justice Studies.  There is no financial need or GPA requirement. One student will be selected annually for this scholarship. The previous award amount was $4,650.

To apply for this scholarship, and other JMU Foundation scholarships, please visit: http://www.jmu.edu/scholarships/

This one application serves as your application for many need-based and merit-based JMU Foundation Scholarships. 

By submitting this application, you will be considered for many other scholarships. Applications are due by March 1st each year.


Drew C. Richardson Memorial Scholarship in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice

Drew C. Richardson

Scholarship Application

About Dr. Richardson (1951-2016)

Drew Campbell Richardson received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from UNC at Chapel Hill (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1973, his Master of Forensic Science (Forensic Toxicology concentration) degree at George Washington University in 1983, and his Ph. D. in Cardiovascular and Autonomic Physiology from GWU in 1991.

For 25 years, Dr. Richardson was a Special Agent of the FBI and a scientist in the FBI Laboratory. Dr. Richardson was also a professional consultant, and worked in the private sector both before and after his stellar FBI career. After retiring from the FBI in 2001 and moving to the Shenandoah Valley, Dr. Richardson became an adjunct professor at James Madison University, teaching Forensic Science in the Criminal Justice Studies Department, from 2007 to 2014.

The Drew C. Richardson Memorial Scholarship in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice will carry on Drew's legacy of support for dedicated and promising students in his chosen field. The amount of the award is $1,000. Justice Studies and Pre-Forensic Science students will be invited to apply for this award from a pool of eligible candidates nominated by department faculty, based primarily on academic achievement.


Other Scholarships

Justice Studies does not offer or endorse any other scholarships.  However, these resources may provide a starting point as students investigate scholarship and financial aid options:

JMU Financial Aid and Scholarships

Hillcrest Scholarships (Honors)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Public Policy & International Affairs Program

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

CastleInk Recycling

Sierra Club Environmental Scholarships

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Open Society Foundations

David E. Whitmire Scholarship Fund

WIFLE Scholarship

Rotary Global Grants

Udall Foundation

Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

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