Charles S. and Bertha Mast Graybeal Scholarship

The Charles S. and Bertha Mast Graybeal Scholarship was created to assist academically eligible international students who have encountered an unexpected financial need in finishing their degree at JMU. International Student and Scholar Services will award up to $5000 in scholarships per year, based on availability. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition.

If you are interested in the Graybeal Scholarship, review the eligibility criteria before you complete the application process. Applications which do not meet the following criteria will be automatically removed from the process.



  • Must be a Junior or Senior (earned at least 60 credits) by the Fall semester of the year receiving the scholarship.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or higher.
  • Must be an F-1 visa-holding degree seeking student.
  • Must have been enrolled at JMU for at least one academic year (Fall and Spring semester) by the Fall semester of the year receiving the scholarship.
  • Financial need is based on an unexpected financial hardship that was not present when you entered JMU.


Application Process

To apply for the Graybeal Scholarship, please complete the application in the Madison Scholarships Hub by March 1.

The application will require you to do the following:

  • Explain your financial situation and how it is an unexpected financial hardship that was not present when you entered JMU.
  • Submit supporting documentation of the referenced financial hardship (i.e., currency change, loss of family income, medical bills).
  • Provide the name and email address of an employer, professor, or advisor who knows you well. The recommendation request must be sent to a JMU faculty or staff member with an email ending in The recommendation request will be emailed directly from Madison Scholarships Hub to your reference once you submit the application.

Only completed applications will be accepted. Applicants will be notified about the scholarship award by April 1.

Recipients of the scholarship will be expected to write two thank you letters: one to the Graybeals (the original donors of the scholarship) and a second one to International Student and Scholar Services, explaining how this scholarship has benefitted you.

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