JMU students may be eligible for study abroad scholarships. These scholarships are based on need and academic merit. To apply for a study abroad scholarship, you must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. These scholarships are given only to full-time JMU students. Study abroad scholarships tend to be very competitive.
The following are offered to full-time JMU Studies Abroad students:
The Office of International Programs is happy to announce the availability of several student scholarships for those interested in studying abroad with our semester programs.
London: TWO - $1,000 scholarships
Florence: ONE - $1,000 scholarship
Florence or Salamanca: FOUR - $1,250 scholarships
This scholarship is conditional upon acceptance into one of our semester programs.
JMU Studies Abroad Scholarships, of up to $500, are based on academic merit as demonstrated by GPA, financial need, and an application essay. These awards are available for fall and spring semester programs.
The Helene Cecile Gallagher Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the JMU Semester in London. Born in 1963, Helene Cecile "Nina" Gallagher attended Thomas A. Edison High School in Alexandria, Virginia and attended JMU as did her three siblings, John, Kevin, and Diane. Among Helene’s various interests were an extensive involvement with her major in the communications and the theatre departments and a minor in philosophy and religion. While at JMU, she appeared in several productions, including The Ice Man Cometh, Remus Tales, and Hedda Gabler. Helene attended the JMU Semester in London during the fall of 1983 and was awarded a scholarship herself for an outstanding essay she had written. While attending classes at JMU the following summer, she died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 21. To commemorate her short but meaningful life, Helene's family and friends support the ongoing endowed scholarship in the amount of $500 to a Fall Semester in London student. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $500 toward the JMU Semester in London Program, deposited directly into their student accounts.
Students enrolled in the Fall Semester in London program will receive information about the scholarship during pre-departure orientation.
JMU Semester Abroad Work Programs allow students to apply for positions of Resident Advisor, Student Activities Assistant, or Program Assistants. These positions are not always available for each JMU program. Students should contact the Semester Abroad Director for position descriptions.
A limited number of scholarships up to $2,500 are currently available for JMU students admitted to a Study At Oxford, Cambridge, and St. Andrews Program for 2012-13 academic year. Awards will be based on academic merit and financial need.
Applicants must be admitted or have applied to one of the following JMU programs to apply for the scholarship:
To apply for the scholarship, students must submit a separate letter of consideration with their study abroad application. This letter must state that he/she wishes to be considered for the scholarship and why. Any financial need must be addressed in this letter, as well as any academic achievements. This letter must be submitted with your completed Study At Oxford, Cambridge, and St. Andrews application no later than the February 1 (visit the Applications and Forms section for JMU Study At Oxford, Cambridge, and St. Andrews for application deadlines). If you have already applied to study abroad in one of the Study At Oxford, Cambridge, and St. Andrews Programs, you must still submit a letter of consideration for the scholarship by the February 1 .
For further information or for any questions, please contact the Office of International Programs at email@example.com or call 540-568-6419.