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The Centennial Scholars Program undergraduate

application is now CLOSED for the 2023-24 academic year.

Undergraduate Program Requirements

The Centennial Scholars Program awards recipients financial assistance along with the opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and as an individual. The requirements listed below provide a multifaceted support system that monitors all undergraduates in the program while still holding them accountable for their development throughout their time at JMU. 

In addition to Pell Grant eligibility through a preliminary and annual verification process, students must adhere to the following requirements to remain in the program:

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Centennials are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to remain in the program.

Scholarly Assistance 

All incoming first-year and transfer students in CSP are required to attend six hours of supervised scholarly assistance per week during their first semester at JMU. Maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA will remove this requirement for future semesters.

Community Service

Giving back to the community is essential. Our Centennials are required to complete TWO community service events per semester.

Small Group Meetings 

Each Centennial is assigned to a small cohort with other undergraduate students in CSP. Mandatory small group meetings are held weekly and led by a Graduate Assistant Mentor. 

Large Group Meetings

All Centennials are required to attend large group meetings every other Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm on campus. 

One-on-One Meetings

All Centennials are required to meet with their CSP Administrator as well as their Graduate Assistant Mentor throughout the academic year. 

Employment Restrictions

Undergraduate Centennials are permitted to hold on-campus jobs with the approval of the Executive Director. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to gain employment during breaks and the summer.

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