The need for JMU Scholarships has never been more urgent. Families are continuing to struggle to recover financially from COVID-19, and we expect that to be true well into the future. Meanwhile, a changing demographic means more high school students now need scholarships to make JMU a real, practical choice.
What's more, we are losing aspiring Dukes to other institutions. Flagship competitors offer 35% of their admitted students scholarships, while we offer aid to a mere 6%. Non-matriculants cite a lack of scholarships as the No. 1 reason they can't choose JMU.
With a gift of $100, you can become a Woman for Madison. Your annual gift provides the renewable scholarship awards proven to unlock a JMU education for promising and deserving students. As a Woman for Madison, you become part of a welcoming community of women who will reach out with advance news of major events and other exclusive opportunities.
OR you can join the Amethyst Circle to further help bridge the opportunity gap for our students. The Amethyst Circle is the first-of-its-kind giving society at JMU. Together, we're harnessing the collective power of women's philanthropy to raise $1 million every two years. When you become a member during our first biennium, you help open our doors to high-achieving students who need scholarships to attend the university this year. Your commitment is to fulfill a gift of $5,000 by May 31, 2023. Join today with your first payment of $2,500!