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 Education and Human Development
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Conditional Bachelor Individualized Study Application
  • Conditional School of Integrative Studies Application
  • College of Public Health
  • College of Science
  • Costello College of Business
  • Financial Aid Office
  • GMU ADVANCE Program
  • Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
  • University Life-Undocumented Scholars

To Be Opened at a Later Date:

  • GMU Alumni Association-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 application will automatically match current Mason students (undergraduates, graduates, and admitted transfers) with scholarship opportunities based on their Mason academic record, college, 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. Committee reviews are blinded, WHEN SUBMITTING ESSAYS PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME OR G#
  • To access the online application, students must use their Patriot Pass log-in credentials (Net ID 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: The application will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on the listed deadline dates.

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 Anderson-Nalls Family Endowed Scholarship
The Anderson-Nalls Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 by...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Crankstart Re-entry Scholarship
The Crankstart Re-entry Scholarship Program was established in 2019 by...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Dana Ireland Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Dana Ireland Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 1992 in...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Dr. Lucille G. Shandloff Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Lucille G. Shandloff Memorial Endowed Scholarship was...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Jeri R. Forster Student Award Endowment
The Jeri R. Forster Student Award was established in 2011 by William...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Lt. Richard E. Dempsey Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Lt. Richard E. Dempsey Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Jeremy Lee Starns Memorial Scholarship
The Jeremy Lee Starns Memorial Scholarship was established in 1994 by...
Deadline07/31/2024
Varies George Mason Bank-John C. Wood Endowed Scholarship
The George Mason Bank-John C. Wood Endowed Scholarship was established...
Deadline08/31/2024
Varies Jacqueline Jean Brozna Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Jacqueline Jean Brozna Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established...
Deadline08/31/2024
Varies Charles and Polly Webber American History Endowed Scholarship
The Charles and Polly Webber American History Endowed Scholarship was...
$610.00 Patriot Battalion Endowed Scholarship
The Patriot Battalion Endowed Scholarship was established in 2021 to...
$1,000.00 Elissa Williams Memorial Scholarship
The Elissa Williams Memorial Scholarship was established in 2022 by the...
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