Congratulations – you helped 125+ aspiring Dukes!

You've met the match and more!
  • $1.25 million for 100 Future Dukes — MATCHED!
  • $250K more for 25 more Future Dukes — MATCHED!
  • More than 950 donors
  • More than $3 million total!


Dukes surpass the Warden Match and keep giving

“We can’t thank you enough,” said Kathy Warden (’92), who, along with her husband, Eric (’93), issued the scholarship match program. “It’s so important that we create pathways for more Dukes to come to JMU.”

By contributing to the Dukes Pay It Forward Scholarship program through the Warden Match, you have made it possible for 100 aspiring Dukes to say “yes” to enrolling in JMU. Starting this spring, 50 will receive scholarships for the fall semester, followed by more than 50 the following year. Further, all of them will be able to stay here all four years of the Madison Experience because you helped them overcome their financial constraints with these renewable awards.

Plus, your enthusiastic response spurred an increased match of $250,000 from Craig (’96) and Eugenia Welburn and other donors over and above the Wardens’ original $1.25 million match and 100 student goal, and you matched that too. That match increase and your response translates into scholarship support for 25 more students for a total of 125.

Because of you, these aspiring Dukes will be able to get the Madison education you had. That means you are preparing students for a lifetime. They in turn will pay it forward as they are able later in life.

Even though the match has been satisfied, the JMU community is still welcome to give so that more students can come to JMU.

These alumni have started a JMU scholarship movement. Read more

Honoring her heritage

Scholarship enables Corinne Martin ('23) to design a meaningful future.  Read More

Overcoming financial hardship

A scholarship and a faculty mentorship help Chris Jones (’21) double down at JMU Read more

Paying it forward

Scholarship alum Ari Garcia (’19) gives to JMU to help even more Dukes. Read more

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