Anna Moninger
2021-2022 Sophomore
From Sunrise, Florida
Previous Recipient 2020
Anna Moninger
$2,750 Annual Anchor Scholarship sponsored by Fairbanks Morse Recipient


James Madison University



Academic & Extracirricular Highlights:

  • 3.56 College GPA
  • Volunteer with JMU Sumner Group studying proteins and probe fundamental chemical concepts
  • Cashier at Tropical Smoothie


“Most first-year students are hesitant to join research labs. Most first-year students are even more hesitant to join my research lab, since my field is typically unfamiliar. (I am a computational chemist, which means I use computer simulations instead of lab experiments to study chemistry.) However, this candidate approached me and asked if she could join my lab because she does not shy away from hard things.”

Isaiah SumnerAssociate Professor

“This generous award will allow me to continue my studies in Biochemistry. I earned a 3.5 this year despite the challenges of the COVID pandemic and I hope one day to be able to further scientific study to combat diseases. I truly appreciate my Father’s service in the Navy and all of the sacrifices of those who serve our country. I strive to be worthy of that sacrifice and of the generosity of this scholarship.”