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JMU HAS ALWAYS ATTRACTED STUDENTS who want to succeed personally while making the world a better place. Our stellar academic programs and internationally recognized faculty — known for making teaching their priority and relationships with students central — ensure that these dedicated individuals will flourish here. Yet without a robust program of scholarship support, JMU is losing many promising and deserving students to other universities where families get the scholarship support they need to make college affordable. With your help, however, students won’t have to sacrifice or settle for their second-choice university. Scholarships, fueled by donors like you, open our doors to more students, helping them unleash their full potential to prosper and improve the world around us.

JMU’S STAR HAS BEEN ASCENDING and is poised to soar onto the national stage — something that’s possible only with the broad participation of the JMU community. Like all leading universities, JMU must provide scholarships to attract America’s best and brightest. Our future depends on it. When you invest in scholarships at JMU, you increase our ability to enroll accomplished students with diverse perspectives and experiences, people with a high potential for improving the learning environment for everyone here. Your help means we can recruit these top prospects and include more people in the Madison Experience, which both benefits society and raises JMU’s national profile.

Fund Description
International Student Scholarship Promote diverse perspectives through scholarship support to worthy international JMU students with financial need.
SMAD General Scholarships Support a dynamic JMU major that teaches a fusion of media skills, technologies, and communication strategies
Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholarship Support two students in their final year of undergraduate or graduate program leading to initial licensure in education.
Elizabeth Swallow Scholarship for Double Reed Music Majors Help JMU to attract talented and unique oboe and bassoon instrumentalists by funding their growth as musicians
Richard L. and Linda Early Taliaferro Scholarship Support an undergraduate student engaged in the study of biology who demonstrates financial need.
Alexander B. Berry Jr./Linwood G. Parrish Memorial Endowed Scholarship Reward a business student with academic potential, demonstrated leadership skills, and financial need
Michael Matthew Brown Memorial Scholarship Established by Delta Sigma Pi, support an outstanding accounting student and honor Michael Matthew Brown
Craig M. Blass Memorial Scholarship Reward a high-achieving business student with the financial means to pursue new academic and career opportunities.
Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship Benefit deserving under-represented students entering the university as first-year students
Lacy Daniel Scholarship Reward an outstanding student who has exhibited special accomplishments in extra-curricular activities.
Gab Soon Choi Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Voice in the School of Music Help alleviate the cost of the Madison Experience and fund the dreams of a talented and deserving vocal student
Jonathan Davis Memorial Scholarship Support a graduate student who is committed to suicide awareness or prevention through training, research, or practice
Luis De Souza Pinto '02 Memorial Scholarship Endowment for the Men's Rugby Football Club Support an international student with a desire to attend JMU and become involved in the Men's Rugby Football Club
Agness S. Dingledine Memorial Scholarship Honor a JMU icon by supporting high-achieving students who want to make a difference in the community and the world
Elizabeth and Melvin Eldridge Scholarship Honor a legacy of support and encouragement by helping a rising CoB senior with leadership and citizenship capabilities.
J. Barkley Rosser, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Provide scholarship support to a junior-level Economics major who has demonstrated high academic potential and rigor.
Catherine King Frazier Memorial Scholarship Support a promising new freshman geology major and honor a professor well known as an advocate for women in geology.
Robert Michael Harper Memorial Scholarship Honor an involved JMU alum by funding a deserving and dedicated member of Alpha Chi Rho at JMU
James J. Hart Memorial Scholarship Reward an outstanding Junior-level Psychology major with a commitment to improving the human condition
Matthew D. Horning Memorial Scholarship Honor a dedicated and beloved JMU student who perished in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center
Carrie Kutner Student Ambassador Scholarship Support a student who is not currently a student ambassador, but exhibits significant service and love for JMU.
The Ian Kincheleo Memorial Scholarship Honor and remember a special person and distinguished student scholar of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society.
Madison Business Scholarship Endowment Award outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, moral character, and community involvement.
Madison History Alumni Scholarship Help history alumni make a difference and build connections in the lives of undergraduate history students at JMU
Malcolm G. Lane Scholarship Endowment Support an exceptional undergraduate junior or senior pursuing a degree in computer science.
Metro-Washington Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship Reward a Metro-Washington area student with high academic credentials and potential
Robin McKay Memorial Scholarship Reward a speech pathology student who has strong academic credentials and is a well-rounded member of the community.
Daniel J. Nardi '79 '86 & Alyce Umberger Nardi '79 Scholarship Endowment for the College of Science & Mathematics Support incoming students with high academic achievement and majoring within the College of Science and Mathematics.
One Day One University Scholarship For a rising senior in Digital Video and Cinema or Converged Media concentration.
Parents Council Endowment for Scholarships Help a deserving student that demonstrates financial need continue or start their college education
Philadelphia Area Alumni Chapter Scholarship Support first year students from the Philadelphia area.
JMU Leadership and Service Scholarship Shape aspiring leaders who have given service to campus or the local community.
Richmond Alumni Chapter Scholarship Awarded to students from the Richmond area showing a need for financial assistance and the potential for academic achievement.
SMAD Alumni Professional Advisory Council Scholarship Support SMAD students that show promise and commitment to their field.
Glenn Smith Memorial Scholarship Sponsor the academic growth of a deserving Computer Information Systems or Management Science student
Dwight M. Sours Memorial Scholarship Support the Adult Degree Program by sponsoring an excellent, hardworking student who is engaged in the community
Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarship Support a CSD Double Duke through that first year of JMU Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology grad school.
Leann Whitlock Psychology Memorial Scholarship Support a Junior Psychology major from an underrepresented group whose talents and abilities enrich the JMU community
Witthoeft Family Scholarship Honor the Witthoefft family and support a student who demonstrates financial need.
Sara C. Yakovac Memorial Scholarship Fund Reward an Economics student who has demonstrated high academic achievement, leadership, and involvement at JMU.
Garney L. Darring and Wilhelmina Hill Scholarship Support a student dedicated to elementary education who demonstrates financial need.
Honors Hillcrest Scholarship Fund Grow these scholarships so outstanding sophomore honors students can fund an off-campus summer enrichment experience.
Madison Forever Scholarship Fund Making the Madison Experience possible! Read More
Taylor Foundation Scholarship Support students from Lancaster County, VA who demonstrate pressing financial need to attend or continue attending JMU
Harrisonburg Alumni Chapter Scholarship Support a local rising freshman who demonstrates financial need and quality extracurricular experience or service.
Annette Floyd May Scholarship for Choral Accompanist Support students who are choral accompanists and honor the memory of a piano accompanist and choral performer.
Michael L. Carrier Memorial Scholarship Help a deserving student pursue their passion by funding their undergraduate experience in the College of Business
Ellen M. Murphy Scholarship Award a deserving junior or senior level student studying social work who demonstrates financial need.
Hinshaw-Daniel Scholarship Enable an outstanding Honors College freshman or sophomore to participate in transformational study abroad programs.
Whitten Maher Memorial Scholarship Fund Honor the life of JMU alumnus Whitten Maher and provide scholarship funding for a student to pursue Writing & Graphic Design.
John S. Hilliard Scholarship Honor internationally celebrated composer and musician and celebrate awe-inspiring music.
Rodney J. Fallon Scholarship Support a student that demonstrates high moral character and interest in exciting, viable entrepreneurial opportunities.
Transfer Student Scholarship Support a student continuing higher education after earning an associates degree from Virginia Community College.
Judith A. Flohr Scholarship Assist a deserving student of the Exercise Science graduate student pursuing studies in women's health and fitness.
SGA 'Dukes for Service' Scholarship Endeavor This scholarship will provide funds for a student who has invested their time through community service in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
Campfield Scholarship Join Mr. and Mrs. Campfield in providing financial assistance for JMU students who attended A. R. Ware Elementary School or Thomas Dixon Elementary School in Staunton, VA. Read More
Erica and Alley Moore Scholarship Reward a deserving student who demonstrates financial need in honors of Erica and Alley Moore.
Walter W. Jackson Memorial Scholarship Endeavor for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Honor Walter W. Jackson by supporting current brothers of APA and other under-represented students with financial need.
Williams* (Jack) Memorial Scholarship Scholarship fund created to honor the memory of Jack Merkel Williams.
George West Scholarship Endeavor - School of Music Support a dedicated and talented member of the Jazz Ensemble and student in the School of Music.
Posey * Scholarship Endowment Support a dedicated and talented member of JMUs beloved Marching Royal Dukes.
Alison Bailey Parker ('12) Memorial Scholarship Endowment in Journalism Honor the beautiful memory of Alison Bailey Parker ('12) by supporting this scholarship for juniors and seniors in the School of Media Arts and Design's journalism program.
Faculty Dependent Scholarship Endowment Endeavor Provides scholarships to children of our Faculty who give so much in creating an engaged learning environment. Read More
Honoring Casey Carter - Valley Scholars Scholarship Fund Please support the Valley Scholars Scholarship Fund in honor of Casey Carter's retirement.
Valley Scholars Scholarship Fund Support Valley Scholars, a partnership between JMU and local schools that mentors smart, economically disadvantaged 8th-graders and eventually results in them earning full-tuition scholarships. Better jobs. Better lives. A better Shenandoah Valley. Read More
Steven Smith Legacy Scholarship Provides an annual scholarship to a student with a direct alumni legacy relationship and demonstrates financial need.
Diane Babral Scholarship Support senior nursing students pursuing Psychiatric Nursing.
Dolley Madison - Dukes Pay It Forward Scholarship The Dolley Madison-Dukes Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 by a group of JMU Alumni as part of the Women for Madison initiative. The fund is an endowed scholarship and will support the vast need for scholarship funding at JMU. “Dukes Pay It Forward” is an important designation as any candidate who receives a scholarship award from this fund is encouraged to invest in a scholarship for a future Duke.
Linden Tree Trust Dukes Pay It Forward Support students in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
Centennial Scholarship Endowment Provide financial assistance and academic support to aid underrepresented students to pursue higher education.
Stephen G. ('80) and Nora N. ('82) Crouch Scholarship Endowment in the College of Business Support scholarships for underrepresented students in the College of Business.
Todd Perry ('92) Aspiring Analytics Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Computer Information Systems Provide assistance to a student enrolled in the College of Business minoring in analytics.
Jordan R. Hensley ('14) Memorial Dukes Pay It Forward Scholarship Endowment Support student scholarships in honor of Jordan Hensley.
Little-McIntyre Endowed Vocal Scholarship in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Support scholarships for voice and piano students.
Wilson-Elliott Education Scholarship in the College of Education Provide financial resources for students of VA and OH.
Magnus H. Johnsson ('94) Scholarship Endowment in Political Science Support deserving students majoring in Political Science.
Colonel Sandra S. Whitt ('62), US Army, Retired Scholarship Endowment Provide scholarships for in-state students.

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