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What is Valley Scholars?

Each fall since 2014, 35 eighth grade middle schoolers from economically disadvantaged circumstances have been selected as Valley Scholars. From now until they graduate high school, they'll go through a rigorous program that includes rigorous academic preparation, college-bound experiences and mentorship. If they successfully complete Valley Scholars, they'll be awarded a scholarship of full tuition and fees to JMU. They'll be the first in their families to graduate college.

Members of the first cohort for Valley Scholars

Why we need your support

Your gift to the Valley Scholars Scholarship Fund will help provide the full JMU scholarships for these first-generation, Shenandoah Valley students. 

You are the hope for our future Valley Scholars. Please give today.

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