James Madison University

Thomas E. & Sherry Woodroof Rogowski Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes a single student who has a record of exceptional experiences and performance from among her or his peers. The award is made possible by the generous donations of JMU alumni, Thomas E. & Sherry Woodroof Rogowski.

2017 Award Recipient


Kathia Bonilla-Amaya

PHOTO: Kathia Bonilla-Amaya
  • Has served as a research assistant under the Supervision of Dr. Kenneth Critchfield studying Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy.
  • Serves as secretary for the JMU chapter of Psi Chi International Honors Society.
  • Completed an internship at the JMU Counseling Center.
  • Volunteers at Keister Elementary in a Duo-lingo classroom.
  • On-campus coordinator for the Psychology Service Organization.

2016 Award Recipient


Maria Camila Restrepo Chavez

PHOTO: Maria Camila Restrep Chavez

Camila is a junior and member of JMU’s Honors Program, currently beginning her honors thesis with Dr. Jaime Kurtz. This work will focus on perceptions of undergraduate well-being as portrayed on social media. She will present this research at the L Starling Reid Undergraduate Research Conference at UVA in April, 2016. In her time at JMU, Camila has also been actively involved in service-related activities such as the Psychology Service Organization, First Year Orientation, Gus Bus, and Safe Rides. She has served as a peer-mentor to a foreign exchange student and completed an internship at the JMU Counseling Center. This spring, she did a service-oriented spring break trip on the Mexico-Texas border. She works as a student assistant at the JMU Center for Assessment and Research Studies helping with the university assessment programs and assisting faculty in the graduate program. She has been named to either the Dean’s List or the President’s List every semester, and she is a member of Psi Chi.