Scholarship Overview

Endowed scholarship established by Anne Louise Collins '67, '78 in recognition of Dr. Sidney Rodrick Bland, a dedicated and distinguished faculty member and an innovative educator in the Department of History at James Madison University for more than four decades. Dr. Bland has been a member of the faculty at James Madison University since 1965. Each year, this scholarship will acknowledge and provide financial assistance to one outstanding undergraduate student engaged in the study of History. The appointment of an undergraduate student as a Sidney Rodrick Bland Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships; provided, however, that the following additional criteria shall guide the selection process.

Specifically: To be eligible for the Sidney Rodrick Bland History Scholarship, students must, at the time of their application/nomination for this scholarship; be in their sophomore or junior year; have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in the History and/or Social Sciences curriculum; and, demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, defined by having a minimum grade point average of 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) overall and in their coursework on History and/or other Social Sciences; and, if appointed to receive this scholarship, the recipient must maintain such a grade point average while holding the scholarship.

Further, all students interested in being considered for this scholarship will need to submit an essay on a topic within the discipline of History that would be selected annually at the discretion of the Head of the Department of History. The annual selection process for determining the Sidney Rodrick Bland History Scholarship recipient shall be established and administered at the discretion of the Head of the Department of History, in consultation with the Dean for the College of Arts & Letters.

Need Based

Eligibility Criteria
Freshmen   Sophomore   Junior   Senior  


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