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How to Apply for the Second Century Scholarship:

For students entering in the Fall 2022 Semester:

Early Admission deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021
Regular Admission deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022

Applications must be submitted through the Madison Scholarship Hub.

Questions? Please email

Scholarship Overview

The James Madison University Second Century Scholarship provides financial support to exemplary students entering fields in the domain of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This highly competitive four-year scholarship is open to first-year students enrolling in a designated STEM major.

The Second Century Scholarship is valued at 100% of in-state tuition and fees and continues for a maximum of four consecutive years, pending continued exemplary academic performance. As JMU STEM programs continue to gain greater recognition for outstanding academic quality, the Second Century Scholarship reflects our commitment to supporting students who are serious about using STEM to make a difference in the world.

Eligible students are encouraged to apply any time prior to the deadline—including before they are notified about acceptance to James Madison University.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Second Century Scholarship:

  • GPA of 3.75 or higher (performance in science, technology and mathematics courses will receive additional consideration)
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to study in a STEM area
  • Declaration of a major in a designated College of Science & Mathematics or College of Integrated Science & Engineering program; these majors include: Biology, Biophysical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Geographic Science, Geology, Intelligence Analysis, Integrated Science and Technology, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.

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