students are eligible for all need-based scholarships offered by James Madison
University. Eligibility is determined by standardized analysis of the FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Applications must be submitted
each year to the Office of Financial Aid.
should also contact both the Office of Financial Aid for general merit-based
awards and the head/director in their major department/school for awards based
on achievement in the major. Several honorary organizations, including Golden
Key and Phi Kappa Phi, also award scholarships based primarily on academic
research grants of up to $100 provide support for students completing
significant research such as the senior honors project. Application should be
made through the Office of Sponsored Programs, Hillcrest 105.
from two scholarship funds, the Honors Program Scholarship and the Edythe S.
Rowley Scholarship, provide $10,000-$15,000 annually to be awarded to honors
students in good standing continuing in the program.
students in good standing who are planning to study abroad are eligible for
Honors Program Studies Abroad scholarships. Early in the semester prior to
departure, eligible honors students receive written notice of their
eligibility and of the procedure, including the deadline, for application.
Application is a letter addressed to Honors Program Studies Abroad
Scholarship, Hillcrest 107. Awards are typically $500, though they may range
from $250 to $1000.
A limited number of Edythe S. Rowley Scholarships are awarded annually to honors students in good standing continuing in the program. These awards, determined by the director, are based on a combination of need and merit. A FAFSA is not required. Applicants should submit a letter of application and a budget projecting expected income and expenses along with an application form secured from the Honors Office. Send the packet to Honors Program Scholarship Application, Hillcrest 107. Awards are typically $1000 for a year or $500 a semester, though they may range from $250 to $1000 a semester.