You may find the information you seek in the Frequently Asked Quesitons (FAQ's) below.

If you still have quesitions, you can email our scholarships team at scholarships@jmu.edu.

Scholarships FAQ's



Scholarships FAQ's

What scholarships do you have to offer to freshmen/transfer students?

Learn more about Prospective Student Scholarships on JMU's Scholarships website.

Do I have to be financially needy in order to receive a JMU scholarship?

No, JMU offers need-based and merit-based scholarships.  The primary criterion for merit-based scholarships is exceptional academic performance. Other selection criteria may include leadership, involvement, geographical background, major field of study, and career goals. Pay special attention to deadlines as you prepare your scholarship application(s).  Access the Scholarships website to obtain information about applying for scholarships.  To be eligible for need-based scholarships at JMU, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The government uses this form to calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The financial aid office subtracts your EFC from your cost of attendance to determine your financial need. If you have any amount of financial need, you may qualify for need-based scholarships.

What are my chances of getting a JMU scholarship?

Only about 5% of incoming students secure a JMU Scholarship.

I am a current JMU student. What scholarships are available to me and how do I apply for those JMU scholarships?

Learn more about Current Student Scholarships on JMU's Scholarships website.

When will I be notified of scholarship offers?

Awarding departments will be notifying students up to May 1 of scholarship offers.  Each department is responsible for notifying their recipients by email, phone or letter.  The financial aid office will not be notified of recipients until after June 1.

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