Freshman Merit-based 
The primary criterion for merit-based scholarships is exceptional academic performance. Other selection criteria may include leadership, involvement, and career goals. Learn more here.


Freshman Need-based 
To be eligible for need-based scholarships at JMU, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The largest need-based scholarship is the Centennial Scholars Program.


Transfer
Both merit and need-based scholarships are available for incoming transfer students. Learn more here.


Search for other scholarships below
The application for admission serves as the application for scholarships awarded by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  For all other scholarships, contact the awarding department for application requirements.

Scholarship Name Need Based Department
Alumni Class of 1952 Endowed Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Alumni Legacy Scholarship No Alumni Relations
Art Scholarship No Art
Betty Moxley Snyder Memorial Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Bilbrey, Busing, Reid, Tansky & Teer Endowed Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Yes College of Business
Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment No Alumni Relations
Blair Chandler Grappone '87 & Mike Grappone '87 Scholarship Endowment No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Busey Family Scholarship Yes College of Business
Carrier Scholar's Fund No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Catherine King-Frazier Memorial Scholarship No Geology
Charles Edwin Good ('62) Scholarship Fund No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Cheryl Lynn Rader Memorial Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Class of 1988 Alumni Scholarship No Alumni Relations
Dean's Scholarship Fund in the College of Visual and Performing Arts by James and Gladys Kemp ('49) No College of Visual and Performing Arts
Donovan Family Scholarship for Academic and Leadership Excellence in the College of Business Scholarship No College of Business
Dr. T. Michael Clayton ('82) Scholarship for Academic Excellence in the College of Business No College of Business
Elizabeth M. Finlayson Scholarship No Adult Degree Program
Frazier Scholarship fund for the School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts No Music
Gilbert T. Bland/Burger King Hospitality/Tourism Management Scholarship Yes Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management
Helen Sharpes Scholarship Fund No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Honors Advisory Board Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Joanne Pearson Dietetics Scholarship Yes Health Sciences
John H. Harding Memorial Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
John L. & Kay D. Neff Endowed Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Lacy Daniel Black Student Scholarship No Center for Multicultural Student Services
Marlene & Peter Coe Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Maxine Jobst Memorial Scholarship Endowment No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Ola Belle Garber Cline Scholarship Fund Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Philadelphia Area Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship No Alumni Relations
Sarah Elizabeth Umphlette Bane Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Strzelczyk ('88) Scholarship Endowment for the College of Business Yes College of Business
Suzanne Pollack Memorial Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Tadlock Watson Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
The Dr. Robert E. and Diane M. Holmes Endowed Scholarships in the College of Business Yes College of Business
Thomas A. Dingledine Scholarship Endowment for Achievement in Academics & Service Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Warren and Elva Wood Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships

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