Scholarship Overview

An endowed scholarship established by Susan J. McGhee ('80) to create the Frederic I. McGhee Scholarship Endowment for Aspiring Entrepreneurs in support of the Honors College at James Madison University.

The endowment will provide scholarship funds annually to students in the Honors College. This scholarship will fall within the guidelines of the Hillcrest Scholarships and provide opportunitites for honors students to engage in transformatinal off-campus experiences such as, but not limited to, a business startup, research, analysis of a new product or conceptual idea, an internship, undertake an individual project realted to the Senior Honors Project, or participate in another independent project. A McGhee scholar will be selected on the basis of the quality of their purposed experience, their academic achievement and intellecutal promise, and the potential for a meaningful transformational impact on their lives. To be named a McGhee scholar, a student must be an outstanding second year honors student in good academic standing.  Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the Honors College Dean and will follow the universty's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

To find out more, or to apply, visit the Honors College Scholarship page, or call 540-568-7728.

Need Based

Eligibility Criteria
Sophomore (at time of application)

Special application requirements

  • Project Proposal
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation from faculty mentor
  • Letters of affirmation from individuals and/or organizations included in the project proposal
  • Budget for the Project
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