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 set for: February 19, 2018

All applicants must enter JMU as freshmen in Fall 2018 and meet the following criteria:

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

Applicants must submit all of the following information using the online form available below. All fields are required.

1. Application Form   


(999) 999-9999

2. Application Essay
3. Activities
4. Reference Letter

Upon submission of this application, each applicant will receive an email with specific instructions and a unique hyperlink to share with the person who will submit the letter of reference. If the applicant does not see this email immediately, please check your "SPAM" or "TRASH" folder as sometimes the email is found there. It is the responsibility of the applicant to forward the email to the person selected to write the letter. ¬†One letter of reference from a science, technology, or mathematics teacher is REQUIRED to complete this application. The letter of reference is due on or before February 23, 2018.

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 16, 2018. Any questions can be directed to: