Scholarships

Scholarships

 For students who are the first in their immediate family to pursue an undergraduate education (e.g. neither parent/guardian have completed a four-year degree in the United States)

   Funds towards internships, study abroad, alternative breaks, field courses and more

    For leaders who contribute to the community

 

First Generation Scholarship

($500 - $1,000)

Description: The School of Integrative Studies First Generation Student Scholarship is open to George Mason University students enrolled in Integrative Studies or Environmental Sustainability Studies degrees, who are the first in their immediate family to pursue an undergraduate education (e.g. neither parent/guardian have completed a four-year degree in the United States). Awards are given in consideration of financial need.

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.
  • Must be an undergraduate in good academic standing per university guidelines
  • Applicant must have a current FAFSA or Alternative Need form on file with Mason's Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Must be a First-Generation Student as defined within FAFSA or Alternative Need form: The first in their family to attend college (neither birth or adoptive parents have completed a 4-year college degree).

How to Apply

Applications due by October 15. Apply through the Financial Aid Scholarships page

This award is typically disbursed in December/January.

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

Applications due by October 15. Apply through the Financial Aid Scholarships page

 

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

Applications due by October 15. Apply through the Financial Aid Scholarships page.

This award is typically disbursed in December/January. 

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