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Apply for a Second Century Scholarship & the Jones Scholarship:

For students entering in the Fall 2023 Semester:

Submit the Second Century Scholarship application through the Madison Scholarship Hub.
This application will be used to determine eligbility for both awards.

Early Action Admission deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Regular Decision Admission deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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.

The Jones Scholarship supports an academic scholarship for one incoming freshman that has a declared major in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years for students who maintain good academic standing.

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.

Additional criteria for the Jones Scholarship:

  • Virginia resident
  • First-generation college student
  • Have applied to the Honors College

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