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Scholarships at Mason are open to all continuing undergraduates, admitted transfers, and graduate students. Please visit the Mason Scholarship Application Page to review and apply for scholarship opportunities offered through the Office of Student Financial Aid and various departments. Scholarship awards are based on your academic record as well as your answers to the questions on the application. Scholarship applications are open February 1, 2020 - May 30, 2020.

The Mason Scholarship Application includes both merit-based and financial need-based internal scholarships. Consideration for need-based scholarships require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternate Needs Assessment Form submitted to the financial aid office no later than January 15.

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College of Science General Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund is made possible through the generosity of many annual alumni and community donors and can be awarded to any student pursuing a degree in the College of Science. Students will qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid by the scholarship deadline date in order to determine eligibility for this scholarship. Apply

Arthur I. & Helen M. Poland Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Astronomy and Physics faculty member Arthur I. and Helen M. Poland and is awarded to a full-time student pursuing a degree in the College of Science. The student will qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid by the scholarship deadline date in order to determine eligibility for this scholarship. Apply

Litchfield College of Science Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2011 in memory of former faculty member, Carol D. Litchfield, Ph.D. and is awarded to full-time students in the College of Science. The student will qualify on the basis of academic merit and may be in-state or out-of-state. Apply

Barbara J and B. Mark Fried Endowed Scholarship

The Barbara J. and B. Mark Fried Endowed Scholarship was established in 2004 by Barbara and Mark Fried. Mr. and Mrs. Fried have a long history of service to George Mason University. Mrs. Fried has served on the George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees, and Mr. Fried served on the George Mason University Board of Visitors from 1991 – 1995. This fund provides scholarships for full-time, in-state students, initially chosen as incoming freshmen. Applicants must have graduated from a high school in the counties or cities of Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria, or Falls Church. Recipients will qualify on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic potential and must not be employed more than 20 hours per week in a part-time job. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid by the scholarship deadline date in order to determine eligibility for this scholarship. Apply

Navachat Tongvichit Bioinformatics Endowed Memorial Fellowship

Annual awards for full-time graduate students who are Ph.D. candidates attending George Mason University pursuing a degree in Bioinformatics. Apply

John Souza, III Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Michele T. Souza, ’02 BIS, in memory of John Souza III and is awarded to a full-time College of Science student pursuing a degree in Environmental Science and Policy. The student must have academic merit and financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid by the scholarship deadline date in order to determine eligibility for this scholarship. Apply

Catherine and Richard Becker Environmental Science and Policy Research Assistantship

This fellowship was established by Catherine, MS ’96 Environmental Science and Policy, and Richard Becker and is awarded to a full-time graduate student pursuing a degree in Environmental Science based. The purpose of the Assistantship is to provide graduate students with a holistic academic experience that incorporates learning, teaching, and researching. To qualify, students must have served at least one semester as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), while maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or greater. The program and application process are administered by the department of Environmental Science and Policy. Apply

Lee and Marty Talbot Foreign Student Endowed Scholarship

The Lee and Marty Talbot Foreign Student Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. Lee M. Talbot, a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and Martha H. Talbot, his wife. The fund helps students from developing nations pursue a MS or PhD degree in environmental science and policy. Dr. and Mrs. Talbot established this fund with the hope that recipients will return to their home country and apply their degree to improve its environmental conditions. Apply

Environmental Science and Policy General Scholarship

The Environmental Science and Policy Scholarship was established in 2004 to provide scholarships for students studying environmental science and policy. Apply

Undergraduate Biology General Scholarship

The Biology Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 to provide scholarship support for students in the College of Science studying molecular biology and microbiology. Apply

Mark D. Monson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2013 by Mark D. Monson, BS ‘74 Biology, and is awarded to a full time, in-state, rising senior pursuing a biology degree in the College of Science. The student will qualify on the basis of financial need and a dedication to leadership and strong community involvement. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid by the scholarship deadline date in order to determine eligibility for this scholarship. Apply

Litchfield Undergraduate in Environmental Microbiology Endowed Scholarship

The Litchfield College of Science Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship was established in 2012 through an estate gift from Dr. Carol Litchfield. The fund provides scholarships to undergraduate students in the College of Science. Apply

John A. Schreifels Chemistry Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Dr. John A. Schreifels, former Chemistry department Chair, and is awarded to a full time, rising senior pursuing a chemistry degree in the College of Science. The student will qualify on the basis of academic merit and dedication to leadership and strong community involvement within the chemistry department. Apply

Richard B. Geller Math Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Harold Geller (MAIS ’92 D.A. ’05) in memory of his brother Richard B. Geller and is awarded to a full-time student majoring in Mathematics. The student will qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid by the scholarship deadline date in order to determine eligibility for this scholarship. Apply

Math Department General Scholarship

The Math Department Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 to provide general scholarship support for students within the Department. Apply

Feinstein Award in Math

The Feinstein Award in Math was established in 1992 by late Mason Professor Hyman I. Feinstein. The fund provides awards to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in Mathematics. Apply

Randy Beth Clarke Endowed Award for Excellence in Algebra Analysis, Topology, and Geometry

The Clarke Family Award Endowment for Excellence in Analysis, Algebra or Topology was established in 2015 by Robert W. Clarke to provide scholarships to encourage and recognize graduate student excellence in the study of mathematics. Apply

Physics and Astronomy General Scholarship

The Physics and Astronomy Scholarship was established in 2002 to provide scholarships for students studying physics and astronomy. Apply

Quantum Physics Scholarship

The Quantum Physics Scholarship was established in 2007 to support graduate students studying quantum physics. Apply

Bernard C. Cotton, Jr. Physics Endowed Fellowship

This scholarship was established in memory of Bernard C. Cotton, Jr., ’07 MS Applied and Engineering Physics, and is awarded to doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in Physics in the College of Science. Recipient will demonstrate academic merit and must be full-time.  Recipient may be either in-state or out-of-state student. Apply

Eugenie V. Mielczarek Endowed Scholarship

The merit-based Eugenie V. Mielczarek Scholarship will be available to those who wish to go into the physics field. Mason students ranging from entering freshmen to juniors are eligible, provided they aspire to become physics majors and maintain at least a B average while attending Mason. Strong preference will be given to female applicants. Apply

Dr. Stanley Zoltek Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Stanley Zoltek, a professor engrained in the Departments of Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and Computational and Data Sciences since 1980 passed away on February 25, 2018. The Stanley Zoltek Memorial Scholarship recognizes Stan’s active participation across multiple college and university endeavors, from educator to long-term member of the Faculty Senate. Apply

Chandran J. Shukla Endowed Fellowship

The Chandran J. Shukla Fellowship was established by Jagadish and Anne Shukla in memory of their son. The purpose of the Fellowship is to assist graduate students pursuing a degree in Climate Dynamics. The recipient may be either an in-state or out of state student. The Fellowship is based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. The Shuklas and a few other faculty members, have endowed the Fellowship with enough funds to support expenditures of about $1000 per year.

The Fellowship may be used to help one or more students purchase computer hardware or software, books or journal subscriptions, and other academic supplies; to enable students to attend scientific conferences and meetings; to support registration fees, travel-related expenses, and educational and research activities, including lectures; to provide direct student support such as stipend funding or tuition waiver; and to organize a Journal Club for all Climate Dynamics graduate students. The Fellowship is renewable.

Students are encouraged to submit proposals for funding under the Fellowship. Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups of students. Decisions on funding the proposals will be made by representatives of GMU based on the merit of the proposals and on the availability of funds. For best chances of funding, students should submit proposals by October 1 to Barry Klinger, via email.

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