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.

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Paying It Forward Leaderboard
Keep an eye on all the action!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Dukes Pay It Forward 248
2 Furious Flower Poetry Center 96
3 Center for Global Engagement 61
4 College of Business 49
5 College of Arts and Letters 42
6 Student Aid 41
7 Madison Vision Fund 41
8 Madison For Keeps 38
9 Valley Scholars 30
10 College of Visual and Performing Arts 28
11 Honors College 20
12 College of Science and Mathematics 19
13 College of Integrated Science and Engineering 17
14 College of Education 17
15 College of Health and Behavioral Studies 12
16 James Madison Center for Civic Engagement 11
17 JMU Libraries 10
18 Professional and Continuing Education 5
19 Parents Fund 4
20 Graduate School 4
Ended
$41,000
$41K Setting the Pace Challenge
Thank you to all our donors and to Barbara Benham, John & Paula Connor, and Ben & Allison Ochs for sponsoring this challenge!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
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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
1 $2,000 Dukes Pay It Forward Annual Scholarship Fund 76
2 $1,000 Furious Flower Poetry Center Fund 32
3 $500 Arts and Letters Opportunity Fund 13
4 Madison For Keeps 11
5 College of Business Scholarships 6
6 Valley Scholars Scholarship Fund 6
7 College of Education Fund 5
8 Visual and Performing Arts Student Scholarship Fund 4
9 Honors College Fund 4
10 Counseling and Student Development Center 4
11 Madison Vision Fund 4
12 College of Science and Mathematics Fund 3
13 James Madison Center for Civic Engagement 3
14 Graduate Student Professional Development Fund 2
15 Center for Global Engagement Scholarship Endowment Endeavor 2
16 College of Integrated Science and Engineering Fund 1
17 College of Health and Behavioral Studies Fund 1
18 Parents Fund 1
19 Martha T. Boaz Libraries Faculty Development 1
20 Adult Degree Program / Bachelor of Individualized Studies Fund 0
Ended
2
Match
$20K Kathy and Eric Warden Matching Challenge
Thank you to all our donors and Kathy and Eric Warden for your generosity!
$20,000 MATCHED
Completed
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