School of Integrative Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Two SIS Scholarships available Fall 2017 ($250 - $1,000)

Applications due by Friday, October 27 at 5pm.

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SIS has 2 Scholarships open this Fall 2017. Applications due by Friday, October 27 at 5pm.

  1. Experiential Learning Scholarship - open to students accepted to participate in study abroad, internship, alternative break etc.
  2. Lucas Leadership Scholarship - open to students who demonstrate exceptional leadership and ethics

 

School of Integrative Studies Experiential Learning Scholarship

($250 - $500)

Description: The School of Integrative Studies (SIS) Experiential Learning (EL) Scholarship is open to George Mason University students enrolled in Integrative Studies or Environmental Sustainability Studies degrees and registered to participate in an EL program such as an Alternative Break, Field Studies Course, Mason Study Abroad or other EL experience with travel and/or academic costs associated, during the spring, summer, fall or winter semesters.Scholarship awards range from approximately $250 to $500 and vary based on the expense of program and strength of the student's application. Scholarships are need- and merit-based. Each applicant is carefully considered by the School of Integrative Studies Awards Committee. The Committee looks for applicants who have a strong academic record, demonstrate financial need, and are passionate about their Experiential Learning program. Applicants are encouraged to share special circumstances, personal stories, or any other connections that demonstrate why and how the student will benefit from their chosen program and the scholarship award.

Scholarship awards are designed to supplement a student's funds during their chosen program.

Scholarships will not be disbursed to students who cancel their participation in a program or if the program is cancelled. Students who withdraw from their program after disbursement are required to repay the scholarship. 

Qualifications for This Scholarship

  • Applicant must be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student at George Mason University.
  • Applicant must be majoring in Integrative Studies or Environmental Sustainability Studies.
  • Applicant must be accepted to an EL program (Study Abroad, Alternative Break, Field Studies Course or other EL experience with travel and/or academic costs associated
  • Applicant must have a 2.5 or greater GPA.
  • Applicant must have a current FAFSA or Alternative Need form on file with Mason's Office of Student Financial Aid.

How to Apply

Send copy of Resume and Essay answer (question below) to Misty Krell (mkrell@gmu.edu) by Friday, October 27 at 5pm. 

Essay Question

We ask that you limit your essay to no more than 700 words or 2 full pages double-spaced, 12-point font.

“The School of Integrative Studies is committed to integrating interdisciplinary

 knowledge with lifelong learning by offering experiential, hands-on learning that connects the classroom to the world. Our community encourages students to engage in active learning, independent inquiry, and research that responds to the needs and opportunities

 of a diverse society while preparing them for responsible leadership and citizenship."    

Tell us which specific Experiential Learning (EL) program that you have applied to (Study Abroad, Alternative Break etc.), and how you best exemplify the values of an SIS education based on the mission statement above. Be sure to share any special circumstances, personal stories, or any other connections that demonstrate why and how the you will benefit from your chosen EL program and the scholarship award. You must specifically list to which EL program you have been accepted (Alternative Break, Study Abroad etc).

 

Lucas Leadership Scholarship ($1,000)

Description: The School of Integrative Studies (SIS) Lucas Leadership Scholarship honors the contribution and leadership of Dr. Nance Lucas during her tenure as Associate Dean. This scholarship is open to George Mason University students enrolled in Integrative Studies or Environmental Sustainability Studies degrees and demonstrate exceptional leadership and ethics in all areas of academic and personal life. This scholarship is renewable and may be used for tuition and fees and/or sponsored activities, but not travel expenses.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an undergraduate in good academic standing per university guidelines
  • Must be pursuing a degree in Integrative Studies or Environmental Sustainability Studies
  • Preference will be given to students who are verified members of a recognized non-profit group and who demonstrate leadership and service
  • May be either full or part-time students

How to Apply

Send copy of Resume and Essay answer (question below) to Misty Krell (mkrell@gmu.edu) by Friday, October 27 at 5pm.

Essay Question

We ask that you limit your essay to no more than 700 words or 2 full pages double-spaced, 12-point font.

Please tell us how you demonstrate exceptional leadership and ethics in all areas of your academic and personal life, with specific examples. Discuss any membership with non-profit organizations and/or student service groups.

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