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Madison Award for Academic Excellence


Scholarship Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 350
Award Deadline: January 15, 2021

Madison Awards for Academic Excellence are merit-based awards which recognize a broad spectrum of accomplishment and potential. Academic colleges and departments are responsible for selecting individuals who posses scholastic achievement within a particular area of study and demonstrate promise to the university.

Approximately 350 scholarships are awarded annually.

Award amounts vary from $4,000 to $10,000 annually, depending on department. For specifics, contact the department of your interest directly.

Application Process

No additional application is required for the Madison Awards for Academic Excellence. Students will be reviewed using their application for admission to JMU. In addition, students who apply for a Dingledine Scholarship but are not selected will remain in the pool to be considered for a Madison Award for Academic Excellence.

All scholarship recipients will be notified in mid-April. The scholarship selection committee will not notify applicants who do not receive a scholarship.

Maintaining Eligibility

Students must achieve a 3.0 cumulative JMU grade point average by the end of each academic year to qualify for renewal. Some scholarships have additional requirements which will be clearly stated in the award letter.


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Madison Award for Academic Excellence
$10,000 College Scholarship for High School and College Students - $10,000
To be Eligible: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The ScholarshipPoints program...
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Be Bold Scholarship - $25,000
The $25,000 "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply. To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most...
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$1,000 De Novo Scholarship - $1,000
To be eligible for the De Novo Scholarship: A) You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. B) You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico....
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Nitro Scholarship - $2,000
To be eligible for the Nitro Scholarship you must be: A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States; B) A parent who...
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$1,000 Ascend Scholarship - $1,000
To be Eligible for the Ascend Scholarship: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico....
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