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Prestigious National Scholarships

Prestigious Scholarships
Coordinator

Dr. Melinda Adams
adams2mj@jmu.edu
(540) 568-6526
Hillcrest 202

The Honors Program coordinates applications from JMU students for nationally competitive scholarships. Many of the most prestigious awards require JMU nomination or coordination either through the Honors Program or through other JMU units. Please note that the list of scholarships here is not comprehensive of all awards that you should consider. Scholarships not listed include: JMU scholarships, state scholarships, need-based scholarships, and most scholarships below $5000. The awards listed here represent a select number of nationally competitive scholarships that represent significant funding and recognition for the student and require long-term planning and preparation.

If you are thinking about applying for any of the scholarships below, please schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Melinda Adams, JMU's Prestigious Scholarships Coordinator. Dr. Adams will help you learn about national scholarship opportunities and guide you through the application process. Also feel free to stop by to see Dr. Adams if you have any questions about any of these scholarships or would just like to talk about possible opportunities. These scholarships are extremely competitive, so it is a good idea to begin the process as early as possible--even a year or more in advance.

Selected National Scholarships:
  • Boren Scholarship
  • Boren Scholarship, STEM Initiative
  • Boren Fellowship
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Junior Fellows Program
  • Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Rangel Summer Enrichment Program
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program
  • DAAD
  • DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
  • DHS STEM Summer Internship Program
  • DOE Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Payne International Development Fellowship Program
  • EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Undergraduate Fellowship
  • EPA Marshall Scholarship Program
  • EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship
  • Fulbright Summer Institutes
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • Gilman Scholarship
  • Goldwater Scholarship
  • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
  • Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award
  • Humanity in Action Fellowship
  • Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award
  • James Madison Graduate Fellowship
  • Marshall Scholarship
  • Mitchell Scholarship
  • Udall Scholarship
  • NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  • Soros Fellowship for New Americans
  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
  • Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
  • Princeton in Africa
  • Princeton in Asia
  • Princeton in Latin America
  • Public Policy and International Affairs Program
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  • Rhodes Scholarship
  • Rotary Skelton Scholarship
  • Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
  • Science, Mathematics and Research Transformation (SMART) Scholarship
  • Schwarzman Scholars
  • Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
  • Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
  • Truman Scholarship
  • Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

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