Office of Development
2002 Alumni Dr.
MSC 4401
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
PHONE: 800.296.6162

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Support Students

Last year, there was approximately $62 million in unmet financial need at James Madison University. Your support helps ensure that worthy students receive a high-quality education at James Madison University. Equally as important, your gifts help preserve the Madison Experience - a culture of devotion to exceptional JMU students and a love of learning that reaches beyond the classroom to benefit society at large.

Top priority scholarships

  • Madison Century - an endowed 4-year unrestricted scholarship for incoming freshmen - $50,000 each
  • Summer Research - an endowed scholarship to support undergraduate students  involved in summer scientific research projects - $50,000 each
  • Studies Abroad - an endowed scholarship to help cover expenses for students wishing to study abroad for one semester - $100,000 each

Other important scholarships

  • Full Athletic Scholarship - endowed scholarships that cover all tuition and fees for student athletes - $250,000 each
  • Full Graduate Fellowships - endowed scholarships that cover tuition and fees for graduate students - $250,000 each
  • Merit Scholarships - endowed scholarship with awards based on academic merit and extra-curricular involvement - $50,000 each
  • Need-Based Scholarships - endowed scholarships awarded to students who qualify for financial aid to help cover the cost of tuition - $50,000 each

Enhancing student life and learning

  • Center for Service Learning - $4,000,000
  • Alternative Spring Break - $2,000,000
  • Center for Teaching Excellence - $10,000,000
  • Study Abroad/International Programs - $1,000,000
  • Freshmen Reading Program - $1,000,000
  • Disability/Special Ed Teacher Preparation Program - $1,000,000
  • Alternate Late Night Programming - $2,000,000
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Chemistry - ongoing

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