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There are many opportunities for awards and scholarships available to students in the Honors Program. The purpose of these grants is to provide financial support so students can take advantage of opportunities for personal, intellectual, and academic growth.

Hillcrest Scholarships

Competitive and prestigious scholarship awarded to outstanding sophomore Honors students to support an off-campus summer enrichment experience. Provides financial assistance for travel and tuition expenses. Students apply in their second year, develop and refine the project during the junior year, and implement the project during the summer between the junior and senior years. Scholarships are awarded in the categories of global studies, research, and service.

Honors Program Small Grants

The Honors Program's budget and expendable account often permit small grants. Current Honors students may request support for scholarly activities, such as attendance at a conference in order to present their research, Senior Honors Project research, or similar scholarly pursuits. The maximum award is $500. There is no deadline for applications, but grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis, and are contingent upon available funds.

Applicants must complete the Small Grant application, including a statement and budget, and submit all materials to the Honors Program Office, Hillcrest 105.

JMU Scholarships, Financial Aid, and other Awards

Honors 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. Students 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 achievement.

The JMU Financial Aid Office handles all university-wide scholarships.

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