Established in 2013 by Diane W. Schulte and David C. Miles to honor the contributions and leadership of Dr. Nance Lucas during her tenure as Associate Dean. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a School of Integrative Studies student who demonstrates exceptional leadership and ethics in all areas of academic and personal life. The scholarship is renewable and may be used for tuition and fees and/or sponsored activities, but not travel expenses. Students may apply for this scholarship on their own or be nominated by faculty or staff members.
To qualify, recipients will: be an undergraduate student classified as “in good academic standing” per university guidelines, must be pursuing a degree in the School of Integrative 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, be evaluated on the basis of academic merit, may be either in-state or out-of-state, may be international, non-U.S. citizen.
Recipients will submit an essay answering the following topic: Tell us how you best exemplify the values of an integrative studies education based the school’s mission statement and describe how you will continue to demonstrate your commitment to the college’s mission throughout the next year. Recipient must be majoring in Integrative Studies, be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and must maintain 2.5 GPA throughout. Applicant must have a current FAFSA on file with Mason's Office of Student Financial Aid.
Current students may apply for this scholarship through the Office of Financial Aid Award Spring portal. Applications typically open Spring Semester: March – 1st week of May.
This award is open to all first-year students who have declared an Integrative Studies major. Mr. Steven A. Sultan and Mrs. Susan E. Sultan established the Jon Sultan Writing Award in memory of their son, Jon, who was a valuable member of the first Integrative Studies cohort in 1995. The Sultan Award winner receives $1,000 and a certificate at an award event at the end of the spring semester. Students must self-nominate and submit writing sample materials, along with the name and contact information of an faculty member within the school who could, if needed, act as a reference.
Applications accepted Spring Semester: January – 1st week of April