Pay It Forward: NOW

The Dukes Pay It Forward Annual Scholarship provides immediate support for scholarship aid. Regardless of the size of the gift you plan to make, your gift will join with others to help deserving students realize their aspirations at JMU.  

To talk to a JMU giving officer about starting your own Dukes Pay It Forward scholarship, email or call (855) 568-4483, or you can give immediately:

Give Now 

"I could not have completed college without the people who supported me. There's no way I can pay anyone back for it, but I can pay it forward."

- Kathy Thomas ('78)

Pay It Forward: FOR ALL TIME

An exciting scholarship program founded by Mike ('76, 77M) and Kathy ('78) Thomas provides a chance for you to help new Dukes discover the Madison Experience while creating a personal legacy that will last forever. Called Dukes Pay It Forward endowed scholarships, this program:

  • Allows you establish a personal legacy or honor someone else by naming a scholarship for $5,000 or more per year for five years. That’s as little as $417 per month to create a scholarship that will benefit JMU students for all time.
  • Establishes the potential that the scholarship recipient will also pay it forward later in life.
  • Empowers JMU to recruit and retain highly qualified students whose financial need would otherwise short-circuit their dreams of being a Duke.

Your gift of a named, Dukes Pay It Forward scholarship will put you in the company of other forward-thinking philanthropists at Madison who share a vision and desire to make a difference in someone’s life, at JMU and in the world.

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