Making JMU Better Together
JMU has been engaged in serious efforts to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive for longer than 30 years. Recently, however, we have been enjoying a groundswell in attention and activity, and we are committed to being a welcoming and inclusive institution.
Support DEI with a gift of any amount and in whatever way is most important to you. All of the funds listed below will help keep us moving forward.
African, African American and Diaspora Studies Center
Propel innovations in teaching, scholarship, service and advocacy by making your gift to benefit this Black Studies center, its faculty and all students at JMU.
Arts and Letters Opportunity Fund
Provide scholarships for academically qualified, under-represented students, first-generation students, and students of modest means.
Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment
Provide scholarships for under-represented students entering the University as first-year students and influences such student's respective decisions to enroll at the university.
Centennial Scholars Endowment
Provide annual renewable scholarships to academically promising incoming freshman or transfer students who are Virginia residents with demonstrated financial need (Pell Grant–eligible).
Center for Multicultural Student Services Fund
Provide students of color academic assistance and support. Now located in the Student Success Center!
Computer Science Diversity Support Fund
Provide funding to support activities in the Computer Science department that bolster diversity for both faculty and underrepresented students.
Furious Flower Poetry Center
The nation’s first academic center for Black poetry, Furious Flower needs your support to continue and expand all it does for scholars, poets, community members, and students.
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE)
Support JMU's commitment to diversity through education, support, advocacy and the fostering of equity for all students, inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Valley Scholars Scholarship Fund
Support this exciting collaboration between the university and local schools that mentors smart, economically disadvantaged students in the Shenandoah Valley—and rewards them with a four-year education at JMU when they fulfill all requirements.
Center for Global Engagement Scholarship Endowment
Support an endeavor to create the Center for Global Engagement Scholarship Endowment which, upon completion, will provide funds annually for international student and study abroad scholarships.