Dukes Pay It Forward

Student scholarships were the top priority when JMU's Unleashed campaign launched in 2014, and the pandemic has only intensified the need. Scholarships like Dukes Pay It Forward are essential for opening our doors to admit deserving students – many of whom are members of underrepresented groups – who cannot otherwise afford a Madison education.


JMU has always attracted students who want to succeed personally while making the world a better place. Our stellar academic programs and internationally recognized faculty — known for making teaching their priority and relationships with students central — ensure that these dedicated individuals will flourish here. Your gift opens our doors to more of these students, helping them unleash their full potential to prosper and improve the world around us.


Dukes Pay It Forward Annual Scholarship Fund

Ensure future generations of students have access to the Madison Experience and inspire recipients of Dukes Pay It Forward scholarship awards to give back when they themselves have the means to do so.

Paying It Forward Leaderboard
Keep an eye on all the action!
Rank Department Gifts
Monday Daily Challenge
The three funds with the most gifts each day will win additional dollars! 1st Place = $2,000; 2nd Place = $1,000; 3rd Place = $500
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
$20K Kathy and Eric Warden Matching Challenge
Thank you to all our donors and Kathy and Eric Warden for your generosity!
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