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The Graduate School Global Opportunity Scholarship

The Global Opportunity Scholarship is designed to provide support for students who participate in graduate-level study abroad experiences, including, but not limited to, short-term and residential graduate programs at JMU, internship and field placements outside the United States, and conducting research outside the United States. Note: Students presenting at conferences outside the United States are not eligible for this award; instead, those students should apply for international travel support through The Graduate School’s Travel Grant Program.

To apply, students must complete an application through the Center for Global Engagement-Study Abroad. The link to the Global Opportunity Scholarship application is located at the bottom of that page. Contact grad@jmu.edu with questions. Click the Apply Now button to begin your application. The deadline to apply is November 1st.

Apply to the Global Scholarship Now!

NOTE: There are a limited number of scholarships and the process is competitive. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please read the eligibilty criteria below.


  • Graduate students who are currently enrolled and in good standing at James Madison University.
  • Students must be participating in a JMU-affiliated global experience and receiving JMU course credit for that work, this may include thesis, dissertation, and internship credits.
Scholarship Amount

  • $1000

  • November 1
Evaluation Criteria

  • Impact of global experience on academic plan of study
  • Impact of global experience on professional development
  • Quality of overall application

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