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Apply for the 2023 Summer Honors Institute!

July 9 - 15, 2023

All applications must be submitted by May 15, 2023.

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The JMU Summer Honors Institute is a unique week-long program where talented rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life in a dynamic university and its Honors College.

As a JMU Summer Honors student you can:

  • Experience the excitement of life at a great university
  • Take hands-on courses with outstanding faculty
  • Explore careers and academic majors from the sciences, humanities, arts, business, and social sciences
  • Learn about how college Honors programs can help you make the most of your college experience
  • Attend admissions workshops and enhance your college applications
  • Live in dorms and explore the JMU campus
  • Go on field trips, explore downtown, and do other fun activities in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley

Who can attend:
Up to 30 talented high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year will be accepted to attend following a competitive application process.

For more information on scholarships or additional questions, contact Melissa Heatwole at or call (540) 568-4226.

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