Bill Doyle Political Science Scholarship Endowment

Professor William Doyle is a unique Vermonter who has been a professor at JSC since 1958 and a member of the Vermont Senate since 1969.  His political science courses have given generations of JSC students a grounding in politics and history, and many have gone on to serve in state government.  His dedication to JSC is again demonstrated by his establishing this scholarship endowment in 1990.  During his many years as a professor and state senator, he has contributed immeasurably to the fabric of life in Vermont. In his teaching, his students have had unparalleled opportunities to learn about Vermont history and government. Year after year, he has brought Vermont’s top political and public policy leaders to the Johnson State College campus to speak to his classes. Among his latest projects is the production of county history video documentaries created by his Vermont History and Government class in association with professional videographer Vince Franke. As of summer 2009, videos produced are Life in Lamoille, Life in Franklin County, Life in Orleans County,Life in Chittenden County, and Life in Grand Isle County.


The Bill Doyle Political Science Scholarship goes to a student majoring in history, government, or politics, with a particular interest in Vermont.


Recent Recipients


James Dempsey, Political Science major, Class of 2012, Lincoln, VT



Elizabeth Hanson Metayer, Political Science major with a minor in pre-law and psychology, Class of 2011, South Burlington, VT



Tim Metayer, majoring in political science, Class of 2010, Hyde Park, VT.



Kira Scarponi, majoring in history, Class of 2009, Brunswick, ME.



Emily Hamlin, majoring in political science, Class of 2008, Jericho, VT.