Legacy Scholarships (renewable and one-time)
Two scholarships are annually awarded and are renewable for up to four years if the recipient remains in good academic standing (open to any incoming legacy freshman). There are also multiple (approx. 27-30) one-time legacy scholarships awarded to incoming legacy freshmen that are Virginia residents. These scholarships are funded by the sale of JMU Virginia state license plates. Instructions and details including deadline and qualifications can be found in the application. Notifications will be made in early July.
MetroDukes Chapter Scholarships
To be awarded to incoming first-year student(s) from the Metro Washington area showing a need for financial assistance and the potential for academic achievement and community service. Recipients shall be chosen by representatives from the JMU Alumni Chapter of Metro Washington.
Richmond Chapter Scholarships
To be awarded to incoming first-year student(s) from the Richmond area showing a need for financial assistance and the potential for academic achievement. Recipients shall be chosen by representatives from the JMU Alumni Chapter of Richmond.
Philadelphia Chapter Scholarships
The scholarship is intended to benefit an admitted first year student, from the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter region, who will attend JMU in the fall. The scholarship will be administered from the JMU Office of Alumni Relations. The Office of Alumni Relations will e-mail an application to all qualified students in the spring. Those applications that are completed and returned will be submitted to the JMU Alumni Chapter of Philadelphia. The chapter will select the winner based on merit not financial need.Timeline: Application process begins in the spring and awards are made for the fall semester.
Black Alumni Chapter Scholarships
This scholarship is intended to benefit under-represented students entering the university as first-year students. The scholarship is awarded based on merit and any additional factors the Scholarship Selection Committee deem important. Timeline: This scholarship is intended to be awarded in both the fall and spring semesters, with at least one scholarship awarded to an early admitted student. 2017 JMU Alumni Association Scholarship applications will be available mid-March 2017. Please check back soon!