Freshman Merit-based 
The primary criterion for merit-based scholarships is exceptional academic performance. Other selection criteria may include leadership, involvement, and career goals. Learn more here.


Freshman Need-based 
To be eligible for need-based scholarships at JMU, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The largest need-based scholarship is the Centennial Scholars Program.


Transfer
Both merit and need-based scholarships are available for incoming transfer students. Learn more here.

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Madison Scholarships Hub is the brand new application center for all scholarship administered by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. To log in, go to MyMadison and under the Applicant tab click on the logo for Madison Scholarships Hub.  Qualifications for the majority of our scholarships are based on the general application information as well as information pulled directly from your admissions application. Complete the general application prior to the deadline of March 1st for incoming students, and you may be presented with recommended scholarship opportunities. You should review the criteria for each scholarship and complete the associated application if you wish to be considered for the scholarship.

For scholarships awarded by all other departments, click on the scholarship name for detailed information and contact the department for application requirements if necessary.

Scholarship Name Need Based Department
Alumni Class of 1952 Endowed Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Alumni Legacy Scholarship No Alumni Relations
Art Scholarship No Art
Betty Moxley Snyder Memorial Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment No Alumni Relations
Blair Chandler Grappone '87 & Mike Grappone '87 Scholarship Endowment No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Carrier Scholar's Fund No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Catherine King-Frazier Memorial Scholarship No Geology
Charles Edwin Good ('62) Scholarship Fund No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Cheryl Lynn Rader Memorial Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Class of 1988 Alumni Scholarship No Alumni Relations
Dean's Scholarship Fund in the College of Visual and Performing Arts by James and Gladys Kemp ('49) No College of Visual and Performing Arts
Elizabeth M. Finlayson Scholarship No Adult Degree Program
Gilbert T. Bland/Burger King Hospitality/Tourism Management Scholarship Yes Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management
Helen Sharpes Scholarship Fund No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Honors Advisory Board Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Joanne Pearson Dietetics Scholarship Yes Health Professions
John H. Harding Memorial Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
John L. & Kay D. Neff Endowed Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Lacy Daniel Black Student Scholarship No Center for Multicultural Student Services Staff
Marlene & Peter Coe Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Maxine Jobst Memorial Scholarship Endowment No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Ola Belle Garber Cline Scholarship Fund Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Philadelphia Area Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship No Alumni Relations
Sarah Elizabeth Umphlette Bane Scholarship No Financial Aid and Scholarships
Sarah Lanier Tabb Oliver Memorial Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Suzanne Pollack Memorial Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Tadlock Watson Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
The Dr. Robert E. and Diane M. Holmes Endowed Scholarship Yes College of Business
Thomas A. Dingledine Scholarship Endowment for Achievement in Academics & Service Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships
Warren and Elva Wood Scholarship Yes Financial Aid and Scholarships

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