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How to Give
Donations can be accepted either online with a credit card (use the buttons below) or by filling out a donor card and sending it to the JMU "Advanced Gifts & Records" office. The easiest way to give is online.

SMAD General Support Account

Account Number: 14322
The SMAD General Foundation Account is unrestricted and supports both faculty and students in the department with equipment, software, travel and professional development opportunities. It supports all of SMAD's concentrations including Converged Media, Corporate Communication, Digital Video & Cinema and Journalism. This fund provides SMAD with the greatest latitude in providing funds where there's the greatest need.

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Journalism General Support Account

Account Number: 14500
This account was set up to provide general support for the journalism concentration.

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Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships provide a permanent ever-increasing source of income for scholarships. It will benefit students now and well into the future. The capital is held in perpetuity and invested. A portion of the interest earned is invested as well. As the fund grows, so does its yield for students. Once a minimum of $25,000 is raised, a portion of the interest earned is given to students in the form of scholarships.

SMAD Alumni/Professional Advisory Council ENDOWED Scholarships

Account Number: 25748 (Endowment Fund)
Funds raised under this account go toward creating endowed scholarships for SMAD students. Once the scholarship endowment is fully endowed at $25,000, it will provide funds annually for one or more students in the School of Media Arts & Design. The scholarships will be awarded to students in a manner determined at the discretion of the director of the School of Media Arts & Design in consultation with the Alumni/Professional Advisory Council.

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SMAD General Scholarships
Account Number: 15742 (Endowment Fund)
Funds raised under this account go toward creating endowed scholarships for SMAD students. Once the scholarship endowment is fully endowed at $25,000, it will provide funds annually for one or more students in the School of Media Arts & Design.

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One Day/One University Scholarship
Account Number: 25663 (Endowed)
This endowment was created to provide financial resources annually to students enrolled within the School of Media Arts and Design. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have a grade point average of at least 2.75 and demonstrate a commitment to media production through multimedia classes, internships, practica and other media-related work.

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Annual Scholarships

Annual scholarships provide the most immediate support for students. Although it will not create the long-term support of an endowment, the entire amount of your gift is directed to students over the short-term.

SMAD Alumni/Professional Advisory Council ANNUAL Scholarships
Account Number: 25748 (Annual)

The scholarships will be awarded to students in a manner determined at the discretion of the director of the School of Media Arts & Design in consultation with the Alumni/Professional Advisory Council. Criteria include academic achievement and financial need may be a factor taken into consideration. Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, two students each year have been receiving scholarships in the amount of $2,500.

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Charles Turner Scholarships
Account Number: 15805

The Charles Turner Scholarships honor professor Charles Turner, an emeritus professor of the School of Media Arts & Design. They were established through the work of the SMAD Alumni/Professional Advisory Council. The scholarships are given to a SMAD major who has shown academic achievement and promise in cinema studies or media studies. Two students will each receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The first scholarships will be awarded during the spring 2011 semester with payout to students beginning in the 2011-2012 academic year.

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John Woody Scholarships
Account Number: 15888

The John Woody Scholarships honor professor John Woody, an emeritus professor of the School of Media Arts & Design. They were established through the work of the SMAD Alumni/Professional Advisory Council. The scholarships are given to a rising senior Digital Video & Cinema concentrator. Awards are based on commitment to excellent media production. Applicants are nominated by faculty teaching in the concentration are are based on prior productions while a SMAD major. Applicants are expected to have a minimum 2.75 overall grade point average. Typically, students must have completed or be currently enrolled in SMAD 302. The selection committee may also consider evidence of commitment to the profession, including additional media production activities such as internships, practica or other media related work. The selection committee may interview finalists for the awards. Two students will each receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The first scholarships will be awarded during the spring 2011 semester with payout to students beginning in the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Neckowitz/Turner Study Abroad Scholarship
Account Number: 15609
Established to receive charitable contributions to assist with the expenses of at least one School of Media Arts & Design (SMAD) major studying abroad each year. The first priority would be students in the JMU Summer in Ireland Program. If that program were inactive, then any of the other JMU International Programs could be considered.

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