James Madison University

Jonathan Davis Scholars

This scholarship is given to support a graduate student in psychology with a special interest in suicide awareness or suicide prevention.

We are proud to introduce the two 2018-19 scholarship recipients:

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith
School Psychology

"I am incredibly appreciative of the Jonathan Davis Memorial Scholarship and what it stands for. It is imperative that we keep suicide prevention relevant and visible. Research and evidence based practice are of vital importance when working with students experiencing suicidal ideation and/or PTSD, as is the compassion and consistency we bring to our work with children. Over the next year I plan to begin establishing myself as a trauma informed school psychologist and to carry out my thesis research on inter-professional collaboration for children in foster care. I plan to use my personal, work, and learning experiences to instill hope and to help children experiencing PTSD and suicidal ideation. The scholarship will allow me to focus my energy on my internship and research, and will serve as a reminder of the importance of awareness, prevention, and postvention."

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Charles Shepard
Counseling and Supervision

Photo and Information coming soon.

Past Recipients

Sarah Stout

2017-18

Agnes  Carbrey

2016-17
Agnes Carbrey

Anne Metz

2016-17
Anne Metz

Pierre Durant

2015-16
Pierre Durant

Maranda VanDyke

2014-15
Maranda VanDyke

Thomas Field

2013-14
Thomas Field

Kelsey  Cutchins

2012-13
Kelsey Cutchins

Heather Merner

2011-12
Heather Merner

Lisa Ellison

2010-11
Lisa Ellison

Jessica Dawn Aaron

2009-10
Jessica Dawn Aaron

Andrea Falzone

2008-09
Andrea Falzone

Lucas McKittrick

2007-08
Lucas McKittrick

Julie Munson

2006-07
Julie Munson

Deb Lung

2005-2006
Deb Lung

Stacy Sobotka

2004-05
Stacy Sobotka

Salmaan Khawaj

2003-04
Salmaan Khawaj

Antoinnette Profitt

2002-03
Antoinnette Profitt

Rachel Heberle

2001-02
Rachel Heberle

Stephanie Hostetter

2000-01
Stephanie Hostetter