Graybeal Scholarship

The Graybeal Scholarship was created to assist academically eligible international students who have encountered an unexpected financial need in finishing their degree at JMU. The CGE-ISSS will award up to $5000 in scholarships per year, based on availability. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition.

More information about the Graybeal Scholarship eligibility criteria and application process can be found here.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

The #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship recognizes international students who have a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. JMU will award annual, renewable scholarships covering 50% tuition. The scholarship is open to students of all academic majors.

More information about the #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship eligibility criteria and application process can be found here.

Departmental Scholarships

Many scholarships offered at James Madison University are given to students through departmental scholarship funds. Upon your admission to JMU, we recommend that you reach out to the College you will be studying in and express your interest in receiving a scholarship.

External Scholarships

Below are four resources for outside scholarships (not offered through JMU).

  • Refer to the International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search found on IEFA’s webpage. It is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.

  • Education USA, sponsored by the United States Department of State, assists international students with their Opportunity Funds ProgramMore than 100 American colleges and universities have enrolled Opportunity Funds students since 2006.

  • The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) supports young people across the world and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education. Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution. To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. 

  • The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding. The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarships. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.

Loans are also an option for financing your education at JMU should you experience unexpected financial hardship.

  • M-Power Financing can provide financial help (based on your academic success and career potential after graduation) to cover college costs without requiring a US co-signer or credit score.
  • International Student Loans offers international students loans to study in U.S. colleges; however you should know that the signature of a U.S. resident is also required.

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