Our Opportunities

The Following Department’s Conditional Applications are now open! Each school or college may have a different application deadline. Students should contact their respective departments for further information about the scholarships offered through their program.

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Conditional Bachelor Individualized Study Application
  • Conditional School of Integrative Studies Application
  • Costello College of Business
  • Financial Aid Office
  • GMU ADVANCE Program

To Be Opened at a Later Date:

  • College of Education and Human Development -TBA
  • College of Engineering and Computing -TBA
  • College of Public Health -TBA
  • College of Science -TBA
  • GMU Alumni Association-CLOSED
  • Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation-CLOSED
  • University Life-Undocumented Scholars-CLOSED

Who Can Apply!

Continuing & Transfer Undergraduate Students

  • Admitted to the university
  • Must be active and currently enrolled
  • Completed at least 12 credit hours of coursework at Mason by the application deadline.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or in good academic standing!

Graduate Students

  • Admitted to the university
  • Must be currently active or enrolled
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    *Some graduate programs may use this application for incoming graduate students. All graduate students are encouraged to check within their department regarding assistantships, fellowships, and scholarship opportunities.

How to Apply!

  • Consideration for scholarship opportunities requires completion of the General Application.
  • Many of our scholarships are Auto-Match. The General Scholarship Application will automatically match current Mason students (undergraduates, graduates, and admitted transfers) with scholarship opportunities based on their application and Mason student academic record-completed hours, Mason GPA, etc.
  • After completing the General Application, students may be directed to a Conditional Application or the Recommended Opportunities page.
  • Some Conditional Applications may require a resume or other supporting documents. Make ample time for additional documents to be completed and submitted by the scholarship deadline.
  • We recommend typing your essays in Word or Text to take advantage of spell check and word count. Once finished, copy and paste your text into the application.
  • To access the online application, students must use their Patriot Pass log-in credentials (NetID username and password) and click the Sign In button.
  • If you have issues logging in with your Mason Net ID (username and password), please visit the Password Management website at password.gmu.edu/Patriot Pass.

Deadline to Submit Application!

The opportunity description will indicate specific scholarship deadlines (if applicable). Each school or college may have a different application deadline. Note: If a scholarship does have a deadline, the application will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on the listed deadline date.

Award Notifications!

Notification of Mason Foundation scholarships begins in mid-June and continues on a rolling basis. Only students selected for the award will receive an official letter via email from the department or award committee. Recipients may view their awards on Patriot Web in the Financial Aid Awards section.

Please visit the External Scholarship List for opportunities for Mason students from local and national organizations. Scholarships run a year in advance peak times are from October through April. Missing a deadline can mean missing out until the next cycle for many scholarship opportunities.
https://gmu.academicworks.com/opportunities/external*

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Lt. Richard E. Dempsey Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Lt. Richard E. Dempsey Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established...
Deadline02/29/2024
Varies Peter and Marjorie Storm Sustainability Scholarship
The Peter and Marjorie Storm Sustainability Scholarship was established...
Deadline02/29/2024
Varies Silvana Maria Tajuddin Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Silvana Maria Tajuddin Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established...
Deadline02/29/2024
Varies David W. Rossell, D.A. '00, Endowed Scholarship for the Higher Education Program
The David W. Rossell, D.A. ’00, Endowed Scholarship for the Higher...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Donald R. Barr Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Donald R. Barr Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 1985...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Gary and Eleanor Shumaker Endowed Scholarship for a High School History Instructor/Scholar
The Gary and Eleanor Shumaker Endowed Scholarship for a High School...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies George Mason Memorial Society Endowed Scholarship
The George Mason Memorial Society Endowed Scholarship was established in...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies HFCI Scholarship Fund
The HFCI Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 by Historic Fairfax...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Kurt Andrew Dodd Endowed Scholarship in History
The Kurt Andrew Dodd Endowed Scholarship in History was established in...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Randy Beth Clarke Endowed Fellowship in U.S. History
The Randy Beth Clarke Endowed Fellowship in U.S. History was established...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Robert K. Hedrick, Jr. and Walter F. Huxley Endowed Scholarship
The Robert K. Hedrick, Jr. Endowed Scholarship was established in 1999...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Suzanne Scott Constantine Award for Excellence
The Suzanne Scott Constantine Award for Excellence was established in...
Deadline03/15/2024
$0.00 The Charisse Renee Cecil Scholarship in African and African American Studies
The Charisse Renee Cecil Scholarship was established in 2012 to is to...
Deadline03/15/2024
$0.00 William Weaver Endowed Prize in Italian Studies
The William Weaver Endowed Prize in Italian Studies was established in...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Kara Anne Lang Endowed Scholarship
The Kara Anne Lang Endowed Scholarship was established 2013 by J. Thomas...
Deadline04/01/2024
Varies Veterans Endowed Scholarship
The Veterans Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 by Joshua J....
Deadline04/01/2024
Varies Bachelor of Individualized Study Endowed Scholarship
The Bachelor of Individualized Study Endowed Scholarship was established...
Deadline04/07/2024
Varies Dr. Kenneth Thompson Scholarship
The Dr. Kenneth Johnson Scholarship was established in 2023 by Mr. Mido...
Deadline04/07/2024
Varies Jack Fahey Giving Back Endowed Scholarship
The Jack Fahey Giving Back Endowed Scholarship was established in 2016...
Deadline04/07/2024
Varies Linda D. Hemm BIS Endowed Scholarship
In memory of his wife Linda. D. Hemm, Robert V. Hemm established the...
Deadline04/07/2024
Varies Lucas Leadership Endowed Scholarship
The Lucas Leadership Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013 by...
Deadline04/07/2024
Varies School of Integrative Studies First Generation Quasi-Endowed Scholarship
The School of Integrative Studies First Generation Student Scholarship...
Deadline04/07/2024
Varies School of Integrative Studies Founders Endowed Scholarship
The School of Integrative Studies (SIS) Founders Endowed Scholarship was...
Deadline04/07/2024
Varies Anthony and G. Louise Otto Endowed Scholarship
The Anthony and G. Louise Otto Endowed Scholarship was established in...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Bill Miller BFA duplicate
The Bill Miller BFA Scholarship for Diversity in Creative Writing was...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies BRG Communications Better Living Scholarship
The BRG Communications Better Living Scholarship was established in 2021...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Christine Worthen Eames Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Christine Worthen Eames Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies CHSS Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Established in 2014, the CHSS Alumni Chapter Scholarship recognizes the...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies CHSS Dean’s Challenge Scholarship Undergraduate
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks nominations for the...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Colonel Michael A. Dickerson Endowed Scholarship
In 2020 Carolyn Cuppernull began the fundraising effort to establish the...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Cynthia Wynn Herman Endowed Scholarship
The Cynthia Wynn Herman Endowed Scholarship was established in 1995 in...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Devlin Family Scholarship
The Devlin Family Scholarship was created in 2023 to provide support to...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Economics Scholarships
The Economics Scholarships Fund was established in 2007 to provide...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Ed and Sally Bedsworth Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Ed and Sally Bedsworth Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Harrington Anderson Scholarship
The Harrington Anderson Scholarship was established in 2021 by Dr....
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Howard Ruben Bloch Endowed Scholarship and Award
The Howard Ruben Bloch Endowed Scholarship and Award was established in...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Humanities and Social Sciences Excellence Endowed Fund
The Humanities and Social Sciences Excellence Endowed Fund was...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Jeanne C. Mellinger Endowed Scholarship
The Jeanne C. Mellinger Endowed Scholarship was established in 1993 in...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Kevin Athari Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The Kevin Athari Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991 by...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Kostrzewa Family Scholarship
The Kostrzewa Family Scholarship was established in 2021 by Michael...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Mary's Scholarship for Homelessness Awareness and Advocacy Endowed Scholarship
Mary’s Scholarship for Homelessness Awareness and Advocacy Endowed...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Meese Family Endowed Scholarship
The Meese Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2003 by the...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Michael and Peggy Pasnak Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The Michael and Peggy Pasnak Endowed Memorial Scholarship was...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Michael and Robin Kelley Endowed Scholarship
The Michael and Robin Kelley Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Michael L. Pearce Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Michael L. Pearce Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Mohammed H. Omar Family Endowed Scholarship
The Mohammed H. Omar Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Peter Stearns Endowed Scholarship in Global Affairs
The Peter Stearns Endowed Scholarship in Global Affairs was established...
Deadline05/01/2024
$0.00 Purcellian Scholarship for Linguistics
The Purcellian Scholarship for Linguistics was established in 2023 by...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Randolph and Lucy Church Endowed Scholarship
The Randolph and Lucy Church Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Ruth and Carol Dockham Endowed Scholarship
The Ruth and Carol Dockham Endowed Scholarship was established to...
Deadline05/01/2024