Our Opportunities

The General & Conditional Applications now open for the 2021-2022 Award Year for the following applications!

General Applications:
  • College of Science
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Volgenau School of Engineering

Conditional Applications:

  • Bachelor Individualized Study
  • College of Health & Human Services
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Business

Who Can Apply!

  • Continuing & Transfer Undergraduate Students *
  • Admitted to the university
  • Must enroll for the upcoming academic year
  • Completed at least 12 credits 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 enroll for the upcoming academic year
  • 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 “Automatch”. 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. Please ensure ample time for additional documents to be completed and submitted by the scholarship deadline.
  • We recommend typing your essays in a 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) click on the Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the page.
  • 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.

Award Notifications!
Notification of Mason’s Foundation scholarships begins mid-June and continues through August. 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 offered to Mason students from both 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 Accounting Advisory Council Scholarship
The Accounting Advisory Council Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to undergraduates enrolled in the School of Business who are...
The Accounting Advisory Council Scholarship was established to provide...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee Scholarship
The AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee Scholarship was established in 2011 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Digital...
The AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Amy Leachtenauer Miller Social Work Scholarship
The Amy Leachtenauer Miller Social Work Endowed Scholarship was established in 2018 in honor of a devoted social worker with the Fairfax County of...
The Amy Leachtenauer Miller Social Work Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Anderson-Nalls Family Endowed Scholarship
The Anderson-Nalls Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 by Joseph D. Anderson, ’75 and his wife, Deborah Nalls Anderson. The fund...
The Anderson-Nalls Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 by...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Annandale Woman's Club Endowed Scholarship
The Annandale Woman’s Club Endowed Scholarship was established in 1992 by the Annandale Woman’s Club to provide scholarships for seniors completing...
The Annandale Woman’s Club Endowed Scholarship was established in 1992...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Anne K. Altman and Xavier W. Alire Scholarship
The Anne K. Altman and Xavier W. Alire Scholarship was established in 2009 by Anne Altman, BS ’82, and her husband to provide scholarships for...
The Anne K. Altman and Xavier W. Alire Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Anzilotti Endowed Scholarship
The Anzilotti Endowed Scholarship was established in 2004 by Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Anzilotti to benefit undergraduate students. Mr. and Mrs....
The Anzilotti Endowed Scholarship was established in 2004 by Mr. and...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA) Scholarship
The Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA) Scholarship was established in 1991 by the Armed Forces Communications and...
The Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA)...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Arthur I. and Helen M. Poland Endowed Scholarship
The Arthur I. and Helen M. Poland Endowed Scholarship was established in 2010 by Doctors Arthur and Helen Poland. The purpose of this fund is to...
The Arthur I. and Helen M. Poland Endowed Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
$0.00 Ashley C. Payton Memorial Scholarship
The Ashley C. Payton Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 to provide support for graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in social...
The Ashley C. Payton Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 to...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) Scholarship
The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) Scholarship was established in 2016 by the Association for Federal...
The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM)...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
$0.00 Bernie L. Bates and Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter Endowed Scholarship
The Bernie L. Bates and Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter Endowed Scholarship was established in 2017 by the Bernie L. Bates Foundation and the Psi Alpha...
The Bernie L. Bates and Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Bette Burch Nursing Scholarship Endowment
The Bette Burch Nursing Scholarship Endowment was established in 1998 by Elizabeth A. Burch, BSN ’80 to provide scholarships to undergraduate...
The Bette Burch Nursing Scholarship Endowment was established in 1998 by...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Cabalu Endowed Scholarship
The Cabalu Endowed Scholarship was established in 2010 by George C. Cabalu, ’92. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for...
The Cabalu Endowed Scholarship was established in 2010 by George C....
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Camille T. Barry Nursing PhD Scholarship Endowment
The Camille T. Barry Nursing PhD Scholarship Endowment was established in 2005 by Camille T. Barry, MSN ’86, DNSC ’89 and her husband Tanel Beeren...
The Camille T. Barry Nursing PhD Scholarship Endowment was established...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Carolyn A. Taylor Scholarship Endowment
The Carolyn A. Taylor Scholarship Endowment was established in 2008 by Leslie H. Taylor and Carolyn A. Taylor, BSN ’78, MSN ’86, MBA ’94 to provide...
The Carolyn A. Taylor Scholarship Endowment was established in 2008 by...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Carter-Hunter Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Carter-Hunter Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 1990 by Janet Carter Hunter, ’80 in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis...
The Carter-Hunter Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 1990...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Chesterbrook Residences Scholarship
The Chesterbrook Residences Scholarship provides funding for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in health administration with a concentration in...
The Chesterbrook Residences Scholarship provides funding for students...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
$0.00 CHSS Alumni Chapter Student Award
Established in 2014, the CHSS Alumni Chapter Scholarship recognizes the importance of the volunteer role in the university and within their...
Established in 2014, the CHSS Alumni Chapter Scholarship recognizes the...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies CHSS Dean’s Challenge Scholarship Undergraduate
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks nominations for the Dean’s Challenge Scholarships for 2021. The Dean’s Challenge Scholarship is...
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks nominations for the...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Claudia F. Pleasants Endowed Scholarship
The Claudia F. Pleasants Endowed Scholarship was established in 1997 by Claudia Forman Pleasants, ’74, to support scholarships for undergraduates...
The Claudia F. Pleasants Endowed Scholarship was established in 1997 by...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
$0.00 Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
The Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship Fund was established by Jagadish Shukla, PhD, in 2020 to provide scholarship support...
The Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Coleman Raphael Endowed Scholarship
The Coleman Raphael Endowed Scholarship was established in 1986 by the employees of Atlantic Research Corporation in honor of Dr. Coleman Raphael,...
The Coleman Raphael Endowed Scholarship was established in 1986 by the...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Cornell Wells Endowed Scholarship
The Cornell Wells Endowed Scholarship was established in 2012 by Charlie H. Mills, III to provide support to students pursuing a degree from the...
The Cornell Wells Endowed Scholarship was established in 2012 by Charlie...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Crankstart Re-entry Scholarship
The Crankstart Re-entry Scholarship Program was established in 2019 by the Crankstart Foundation to provide scholarship support to undergraduate...
The Crankstart Re-entry Scholarship Program was established in 2019 by...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
$1000 Cynthia Wynn Herman Endowed Scholarship
The Cynthia Wynn Herman Endowed Scholarship was established in 1995 in memory of Cynthia Wynn Herman, MA ’90, by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael...
The Cynthia Wynn Herman Endowed Scholarship was established in 1995 in...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Dana Ireland Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Dana Ireland Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 1992 in memory of Dana M. Ireland, ’91 by her parents, John A. and Mary L....
The Dana Ireland Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 1992 in...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
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 Education Program was established in 2007 as a tribute to David W. Rossell, DA...
The David W. Rossell, D.A. ’00, Endowed Scholarship for the Higher...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Deborah J. Milanowski Nursing Endowed Scholarship
The Deborah J. Milanowski Nursing Scholarship was established by David and Nina Milanowski in 1997, in memory of their daughter Deborah J....
The Deborah J. Milanowski Nursing Scholarship was established by David...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies DiNatale Memorial Scholarship
The DiNatale Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 to provide funding to either a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctorate of Nursing...
The DiNatale Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 to provide...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Dorothy S. and N. Hugh McDiarmid Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1997 by the Women’s Advisory Board and funded by multiple donors as a memorial tribute to the Honorable Dorothy S. McDiarmid, a...
Established in 1997 by the Women’s Advisory Board and funded by multiple...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Douglas G. and Elizabeth C. Dahlin Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Douglas G. and Elizabeth C. Dahlin Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 1989 in memory of Douglas G. Dahlin, an attorney, by his...
The Douglas G. and Elizabeth C. Dahlin Memorial Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Dr. Hale N. Tongren Marketing Scholarship Endowment
The Dr. Hale N. Tongren Marketing Scholarship Endowment was established in 1986 by the late Dr. Hale N. Tongren to provide scholarships to...
The Dr. Hale N. Tongren Marketing Scholarship Endowment was established...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Dr. John J. Hughes Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Social Work
The Dr. John J. Hughes Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Social Work was established in 2012 by the Hughes Family in memory of Dr. John J. Hughes....
The Dr. John J. Hughes Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Social Work was...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Dr. Lucille G. Shandloff Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Lucille G. Shandloff Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 1995 in memory of Dr. Lucille Shandloff by her son and daughter, David...
The Dr. Lucille G. Shandloff Memorial Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
$0.00 Dr. Zobair Younossi Research Scholars Endowed Award
The Dr. Zobair Younossi Research Scholars Endowed Award was established in 2019, in honor of Dr. Younossi, to provide scholarship support for...
The Dr. Zobair Younossi Research Scholars Endowed Award was established...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies EagleBank Scholarship in Entrepreneurship
The EagleBank Scholarship in Entrepreneurship was established by EagleBank for students in the School of Business and those pursuing a minor in...
The EagleBank Scholarship in Entrepreneurship was established by...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies EagleBank Scholarship in Real Estate
The EagleBank Scholarship in Real Estate was established by EagleBank for graduate students in the School of Business pursuing a Master’s degree in...
The EagleBank Scholarship in Real Estate was established by EagleBank...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Economics Scholarships
The Economics Scholarships Fund was established in 2007 to provide general scholarship support for students studying economics.
The Economics Scholarships Fund was established in 2007 to provide...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Ed and Sally Bedsworth Memorial Fund
The Ed and Sally Bedsworth Memorial Fund was established in 2020 by Ed Bedsworth, Jr., to provide support for undergraduate economics students who...
The Ed and Sally Bedsworth Memorial Fund was established in 2020 by Ed...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Edward J. and Molly S. Newberry Endowed Scholarship
The Edward J. and Molly S. Newberry Endowed Scholarship was established in 2003 by Edward J. Newberry, BA ’84, BS ’84, a lobbyist and attorney, and...
The Edward J. and Molly S. Newberry Endowed Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Ellis F. Feinstein Endowed Scholarship
The Ellis F. Feinstein Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 through the estate of Genevieve Grotjan Feinstein, to support scholarships for...
The Ellis F. Feinstein Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Emanuel A. Baker, Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Emanuel A. Baker, Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 1979 in memory of Emanuel A. Baker, Sr. by the Northern Virginia Board of...
The Emanuel A. Baker, Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Employment Enterprises, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
The Employment Enterprises, Inc. Endowed Scholarship was established in 1997 by Employment Enterprises, Inc. to provide scholarships for incoming...
The Employment Enterprises, Inc. Endowed Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Encore Learning – McCracken Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Encore Learning – McCracken Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 by multiple donors and Encore Learning, Inc. (formerly known...
The Encore Learning – McCracken Memorial Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Eric G. Merten and Melissa H. Merten Scholarship Endowment
The Eric G. Merten and Melissa H. Merten Scholarship Endowment was established in 2002 by former university president Alan G. Merten and his wife,...
The Eric G. Merten and Melissa H. Merten Scholarship Endowment was...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies ERPI Patriot Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Health and Human Services....
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support for...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Ethel and Joseph Bowman Endowed Scholarship
The Ethel and Joseph Bowman Endowed Scholarship was established in 2002 through the bequest of Ethel Hicks Bowman. The fund provides scholarships...
The Ethel and Joseph Bowman Endowed Scholarship was established in 2002...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Fay Dubin Endowed Scholarship
The Fay Dubin Endowed Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Fay Dubin by her daughter Marilyn Farrish-Levay, to provide scholarships for...
The Fay Dubin Endowed Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies First Virginia Bank Endowed Scholarship
The First Virginia Bank Endowed Scholarship was established in 1997 by First Virginia Bank to provide scholarships for undergraduates in finance....
The First Virginia Bank Endowed Scholarship was established in 1997 by...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021