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How to Contribute to the Integrated Science and Technology Department

(All contributions are tax deductible)

There are many ways to contribute to the Department. Keep us up to date on where you are and what you are doing. If you come into town, let us know ahead of time, and spend some time with our students, sharing your work or life experiences in a class or student organization meeting. If you work near enough to Harrisonburg, think about hosting a class’s visit to your workplace.

Cash donations are always appreciated, below are some ideas:

ISAT Department

Give NOW! H14548 - ISAT Department
This is a general fund for enrichment of student and faculty opportunities in the Department of Integrated Science & Technology.

Give NOW! 25397 – ISAT Department Endowment
This is a general endowment for the ISAT Department.  This endowment is used to support a range of activities and projects by the Department’s faculty and students.

ISAT Department Student Projects

Give NOW! 14530 - Annual Expendable Fund
Give NOW! 24856 – Endowment
These two accounts 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 immediate impact on what we can support this year; a gift to the endowment will contribute indefinitely.

Give NOW! 15546 - ISAT Scholarships
This fund supports scholarships for students enrolled in the undergraduate programs in the ISAT Department.  This includes the Geographic Science program, the Integrated Science and Technology program, and the Intelligence Analysis program.

Give NOW! 25437 - Gauldin '50 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established with a gift by Elizabeth Anne Gauldin '50 to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students who are engaged in scientific research and the study of science. In particular, this scholarship fund supports students with interests related to space education within the Department of Integrated Science and Technology. Each year scholarship funds will be provided to one outstanding undergraduate student scholar.

Give NOW! 25736 - Roop Scholarship
Roop scholarships are made on a competitive basis to outstanding JMU students who are enrolled full-time and are majors in one of the programs in the Integrated Science and Technology Department. Preference may be given, but not limited to those students in the Merit Scholars program. Outstanding academic achievement will be determined by JMU. Recipients of the scholarship are selected by the ISAT Department.

Give NOW! 14546 - Alternative Fuels
This fund supports JMU’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle lab (AFV), which provides students with an opportunity to work directly on alternative-fuel vehicles.

Give NOW! 14533 – Wind Energy
This account supports a variety of efforts related to wind energy at JMU.  This may include funding for equipment, student travel to conferences, and other wind-related projects.

Bachelor of Science in ISAT

Give NOW! 25731 - Richard Roberds Scholarship Endowment
This Endowment supports the Richard M. Roberds Scholarship, which provides support annually for an outstanding undergraduate student scholar majoring in the Integrated Science & Technology program. The appointment of a student as a Richard M. Roberds Scholar follows the University’s guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

Give NOW! 25896 - Wolla Scholarship Endowment Fund
This fund supports a scholarship, awarded annually, for an outstanding undergraduate student scholar who is majoring in the Integrated Science and Technology program. The appointment of a student as a Maurice Wolla Scholar otherwise follows the University’s guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

Geographic Science

Give NOW! 14431 Geographic Science
This fund supports a range of activities and projects in the Geographic Science program, including faculty and student scholarship, educational endeavors, and various GS-related activities.

Give NOW!24925 Kari Zehner Memorial Endowment in Geographic Science
This endowment was established in the memory of Kari R. Zehner, a Meritorious Civilian Service Award recipient and geographer for the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity at Marine Corps Base Quantico, as well as a graduate of JMU ('92). A competitive-based award from the endowment is given to a Geographic Science major who has completed at least 30 credit hours and is returning for the following academic year.

Intelligence Analysis

Give NOW! 14537 - 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.

Give NOW! 25659 – 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.  


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