Each year, we offer a variety of scholarships. These scholarships are made available to selected students through the generous support of students, faculty, alums, and friends. Students are encouraged to apply for these and other scholarships through the Madison Scholarships Hub.


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was created to "provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields." For more information, contact JMU Faculty Representative Melinda Adams(Open to rising juniors and seniors)


The Jones Scholarship

Stanley (’54) and Rosemary Jones created the Jones Scholarship to open doors for promising and deserving students in STEM. The Jones scholarship supports an academic scholarship for one incoming freshman in the fall semester.

Recipients must be in-state students, have a declared major in Computer Science, Engineering, ISAT, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Geoscience, or Biology, be a first-generation college student, and have applied to or have been admitted to the Honors College. Recipients must remain in the major and maintain good academic standing. The scholarship is renewable for up to 3 years as long as these criteria are met.

No application is required. The Second Century Scholarship application process determines eligibility for the Jones Award. Learn more about Stanley and Rosemary Jones.


Microsoft Scholarships

The Microsoft Scholarship Program awards tuition and conference scholarships yearly to encourage students to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for the scholarship will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.  If you have any questions, contact scholars@microsoft.com.


Second Century Scholarship

The JMU Second Century Scholarship (SCS) provides financial support to exemplary students entering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. SCS covers 100% of in-state tuition and fees and continues for a maximum of four consecutive years, pending continued exemplary academic performance. 

Criteria: 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, declaring a major in the College of Integrated Science & Engineering or College of Science & Mathematics

Submit the SCS application through the Madison Scholarship Hub. Eligible students are encouraged to apply before the Early Admission deadline.

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