The following departments’ conditional applications have limited opportunities open for Fall 2024! 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 -Limited
  • College of Science – Limited
  • Costello College of Business – Limited
  • Financial Aid Office – Limited
  • University Life – Limited

*Now closed for 24-25 Aid Year Awards: *

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • Conditional Bachelor Individualized Study Application
  • Conditional School of Integrative Studies Application
  • College of Public Health
  • Mason ADVANCE Program
  • Mason Alumni Association
  • Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
  • University Life-Undocumented Scholars

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.


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