Name of Engagement

Valley Scholars Program

Contact Information

Valley Scholars Program

Contact Details

valleyscholars@jmu.edu

Description

The Valley Scholars program is JMU’s initiative to invest in the future of the Shenandoah Valley by demonstrating equality in education regardless of financial ability and background. Each fall since 2014, 35 eighth grade middle school students from economically disadvantaged circumstances have been selected as Valley Scholars. From now until they graduate high school, they'll go through a rigorous program that includes rigorous academic preparation, college-bound experiences and mentorship. If they successfully complete Valley Scholars, they'll be awarded a scholarship of full tuition and fees to JMU. They'll be the first in their families to graduate college.

Web Presence

http://www.jmu.edu/valleyscholars/index.shtml

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Education PK-12

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

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