Scholarships provide financial support for your education, helping to offset tuition costs, fees, textbooks, and other educational expenses. Receiving a scholarship can ease the financial burden on you and your family, allowing you to focus more on your studies and personal growth.

These scholarships are made available to selected students through the generous support of students, faculty, alumni, and friends. Apply through the Madison Scholarships Hub.

John B. Noftsinger Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in the memory of Dr. John B. Noftsinger, Jr., a professor in ISAT and Vice Provost for Research and Public Service, as well as a graduate of JMU (’85).  He was an important advocate of the Intelligence Analysis program, fostering its early development and securing support for the program at both the state and federal levels.  The fund supports a scholarship in the IA program, which is given to an outstanding third or fourth-year student.  

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 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 is used to determine eligibility for the Jones award. Learn more about Stanley and Rosemary Jones.

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.

Elizabeth F. Walton Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Elizabeth Walton, the wife of IA faculty member Dr. Timothy R. Walton, had a long and distinguished career in intelligence analysis in the United States government. This fund has been established in her honor to support students who would like to follow in her footsteps.

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