Scholarship Overview

An endowment established by Mr. & Mrs. Guy A. Chabot in 1999 in memory of their daughter, Jessica Maureen Chabot, an alumna of James Madison University, in the Class of 1999. As a student, Jessie was in the Early Childhood Education program and Jessie earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. She was very involved in the Community Service Learning program while at Madison. During her years as an undergraduate, Jessie was happiest when she was working in the Young Children's Program and when she was doing her student teaching.

Each year, the appointment of one (or more) student(s) as a Jessie Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships, as such guidelines may be in effect from time to time, and the following additional criteria; specifically, a student must:

  • Demonstrate high academic achievement, as evidenced by an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of the student's appointment to receive this scholarship;
  • Be a 4th or 5th year student enrolled in either the Early Childhood Education (K-3) or the Elementary Education (K-6) licensure programs.
  • Have declared a minor field of concentration in Early Childhood Education (K-3) or Elementary Education (K-6); and
  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The manner by which the student scholar is determined each year shall be at the discretion of the Dean for the College of Education.

Need Based

Eligibility Criteria


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