Student Awards: Experiential Learning Scholarship

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.

All Awardees

2020

  • Jaelen Lockyer, BA, Integrative Studies - International Studies
  • Louisa Musser, BA, Integrative Studies - Individualized

2019

  • Hunter Litke, BA, Integrative Studies - International Studies

2018

  • Sarah Wheedleton, BA, Environmental and Sustainability Studies

2017

  • Garrett Fojtik, BA Environmental Sustainability Studies, Concentration in Equity & Environmental Justice
  • Alexis Green, BA Integrative Studies, Concentration in Childhood Studies