Scholarship Overview

An endowed scholarship fund established by Frank and Carolyn Rader in memory of their daughter, Cheryl Lynn Rader, who was JMU's Assistant Director of Financial Aid and an alumna of the University. This scholarship is intended to benefit a JMU student from Rockbridge County with first preference given to a graduate of Parry McCluer High School in Buena Vista, VA. The recipient must demonstrate financial need as determined by the JMU Office of Financial Aid. The recipient will be selected as an incoming freshmen and will continue to receive this scholarship as long as he/she remains an active, full time student at JMU and continues to demonstrate financial need. If at any time the student recipient fails to meet the requirements or when the student graduates, a new incoming freshman student will be selected based on the established criteria.

Annual award amount

Need Based

Eligibility Criteria


Special application requirements

This scholarship requires the student to complete the General Application in Madison Scholarships Hub (the Hub). For further information about how to log into the Hub and application deadlines, please see our website:

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