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Scholarships at James Madison University

There are 4 scholarships available at James Madison University.

STEM Second Century Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Incoming freshmen enrolling in one of the designated STEM programs may qualify to be recognized as Second Century Scholars and receive scholarship support. The Second Century scholarship is awarded for a maximum of four years of undergraduate work, provided recipients continue in any one of the designated STEM majors and maintain a high level of academic performance and commitment to their studies. The amount of the scholarship is set at a minimum of 75 percent of in-state tuition and fees for the year recipients enter the university and continues at this amount for a maximum of four consecutive years.

The Second Century Scholars program is evidence of James Madison University’s recognition of the importance of STEM to the country and of the University’s very strong programs in STEM fields. This program represents a serious commitment to students who, in turn, are serious about excelling in STEM areas and making a difference in the world.

Eligible students are encouraged to apply prior to notice of their acceptance to James Madison University.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Second Century Scholars program:

  • GPA of 3.75 or higher (performance in science, technology and mathematics courses will receive additional consideration)
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to study in a STEM area
  • Declaration of a major in a designated STEM area (Eligible majors are:Biology, Biophysical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Geographic Science, Geology, Intelligence Analysis, Integrated Science and Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics)

Application details

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Value details

The amount of the scholarship is set at a minimum of 75 percent of in-state tuition and fees for the year recipients enter the university and continues at this amount for a maximum of four consecutive years

Second Century Scholars Scholarship Program

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Freshman students enrolling in one of the designated STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs may qualify to be recognized as Second Century Scholars and receive scholarship support.

Value details

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Foundation Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Select the college or division of your choice, review selection criteria, and contact the designated department for information regarding application procedures. Application requirements may differ among departments.

Value details

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Dingledine-Bluestone Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Competitive applicants must either:

  • rank in the top 20% of their class and have a 3.6 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 unweighted scale); OR
  • rank in the top 20% of their class and have a 1250 SAT (out of 1600 - writing portion not considered) or a 27 ACT score (composite only). If you choose to meet this criteria, you must have your scores sent officially from the testing agency to James Madison University and received by November 1st. 

Application details

Submit a Dingledine Scholarship Application with the following materials:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two 500-word essays. All essays must be 500 words or less, typed, double-spaced and single-sided. DO NOT include any additional photos, art work, etc. Any essays not meeting these criteria may be ineligible for consideration. 
  • Official high school transcript
  • Dingledine Scholarship Counselor Report (page 5 of the scholarship application)

All scholarship application materials (scholarship application, 2 letters of recommendation, 2 essays, official high school transcript and Dingledine Scholarship Counselor Report). Applications missing any of the required materials will be ineligible for consideration. The application must be submitted to Dingledine Scholarship, James Madison University, MSC 0109
481 Bluestone Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

Value of scholarship

9,22,987 total value

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