NOTE: This scholarship application is separate from any others filed with James Madison University and is required for consideration for a Second Century Scholarship.

Application deadline: March 15, 2015

All applicants must enter JMU as freshmen in Fall 2015 and meet the following criteria:

  1. SAT ≥ 1200 for the math and critical reading (also referred to as "verbal") combined score, or ACT score ≥ 27
  2. GPA ≥ 3.5 (performance in science, technology, and mathematics courses will receive additional consideration)
  3. Demonstrated interest in and commitment to study in a STEM area
  4. Declaration of major in a designated STEM area (Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Geographic Science, Geology, Information Analysis, Integrated Science and Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics).

Applicants must submit all of the following information using the online form available below:

1. Application Form   


(999) 999-9999

2. Application Essay
3. Activities
4. Reference Letter

One letter of reference from a science, technology, or mathematics teacher must be emailed as an attachment to Letter must include telephone number and email address of the author. Letters should address maturity and potential of student to excel in chosen major; comparison of student to others they have taught or known; demonstrated high interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics; outstanding qualities of the student

Second Century Scholarship applications will be reviewed once application for admission to James Madison University is complete. Second Century Scholars will be notified of their selection on or before April 15, 2015. Any questions can be directed to: