The Honors budget and expendable account often permits small grants. Current Honors students may request support for scholarly activities, such as attendance at a conference in order to present research, or similar scholarly pursuits. The maximum award is $500. There is no deadline for applications and grants are contingent upon available funds. 

Preference for small grant awards is given to Track I and II students; especially those with demonstrated financial need. It is expected that all applicants will have sought funding from additional sources, such as their home department(s), society travel grants, scholarships, parents, etc. Although Track III students may be eligible, it is be expected that their departments will contribute substantial support to their proposed activities. Preference is always given to students who have demonstrated active and sustained engagement and leadership in the Honors College.  

Grants are made on a first come, first serve basis and are contingent upon available funds within a given year.  There is no deadline for applying for funds through this program.   See page 3 for more details and directions.  Awards will be based on a combination of demonstrated need, merit, and a student’s level of engagement in the life and community of the Honors College.  In most cases, it is expected that students awarded support through this program will provide the Honors College with a deliverable of some sort (i.e. short statements or reports, pictures, etc…).

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

Need Based

Eligiblity Criteria
Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior 

Special Application Requirements

  • Small Grant Application
  • Statement:  Complete the statement section on page 2 explaining your request for Honors College Small Grant support.  Describe any family circumstances or financial need that you would like us to know about.    Also, provide a description of how you will use the funds to support your Honors College educational experience.   Please list all past awards and scholarships that you have received during your college career.  Finally, describe your current and past involvement in the life and community of the JMU Honors College.
  • Budget:  Attach an additional one-page budget indicating:  (1) your anticipated expenses for the proposed experience during the upcoming academic year; (2) the amount of support you expect to receive from other sources (such as your parents, scholarships, etc.…); and (3) the amount you are requesting from the Honors College.  (4)  Finally, please state whether you have applied for additional funds from your department or other JMU sources.

 This scholarship specifies a “need component”. To be eligible you MUST HAVE A CURRENT FAFSA on-file with the James Madison University Office of Financial Aid.

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