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The #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship recognizes international students who have a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. James Madison University will award 2 renewable scholarships covering 50% tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship is open to students of all academic majors.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Be a first-year undergraduate international applicant to JMU. An international applicant is an individual who holds citizenship in a country outside the United States and who does not also possess US citizenship or permanent residency.

  • Attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States.

  • Demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange.

  • Demonstrate financial resources for the remaining expenses not covered by the scholarship.

Application Process
  1. Apply for UG Admission at JMU.

  2. Complete the one-page #YouAreWelcomeHere application and email to by January 31. (Please note the new, extended deadline!)

  3. If awarded a scholarship, claim it by submitting a tuition deposit to JMU through myMadison by May 1.

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