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Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Madison awards more than 400 one- to four-year scholarships each year to incoming students.

Thomas and Karyn Dingledine Scholarships

Early action freshman applicants are invited to apply for these merit-based award. The awards are granted annually and are the most prestigious awards that we offer. An additional scholarship application is required. Read more »

Madison Achievement Scholarships

JMU academic colleges and departments award between $2,000-5,000 annually to students of great accomplishment and potential. No additional application is necessary. Read more »

Second Century Scholarships

Freshman students enrolling in one of the designated STEM programs may qualify to be recognized as Second Century Scholars and receive scholarship support. The Second Century scholarship is awarded for a maximum of four years of undergraduate work, provided recipients continue in any one of the designated STEM majors and maintain a high level of academic performance and commitment to their studies. The amount of the scholarship is set at 75 percent of in-state tuition for the year recipients enter the university and continues at this amount for a maximum of four consecutive years. Read more »

Scholarships for select interest areas

Some academic areas and departments offer scholarships to entering freshmen. Application requirements may differ from area to area. Check out our foundation scholarships and departmental scholarships.

Private Scholarships

You may want to explore opportunities from outside of JMU to assist with your educational expenses here. Private scholarships can originate from any non-JMU source. Read more »

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