John C. and Louise P. Wood Alumni Endowed Scholarship

The John C. and Louise P. Wood Endowed Scholarship was established in 1974 by the Honorable John C. Wood and his wife, Louise Parrish Wood, and later augmented through memorial gifts and the George Mason University Alumni Association in recognition of the Woods’ contributions to the university and the community. The fund supports scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who have overcome obstacles in pursuit of their education and achieved academic distinction. Mr. Wood, an attorney, was the first chair of the George Mason University Foundation and first rector of the university.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay for the John C. and Louise P. Wood Scholarship describing a time in your life where you were significantly challenged, and how you overcame that challenge. Please include how overcoming that challenge led you to pursue, or to continue pursuing, a collegiate education. You are encouraged to also include highlights of your most important activities and/or accomplishments, thus far.