Human Resources and Payroll

Reward and Recognition


Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship

Upon receiving a $25,000 endowment in 2010, Mason decided to establish a competitive $250 book scholarship for eligible full-time and part-time Mason faculty and classified staff who are enrolled in a degree or graduate certificate program at Mason.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage, support and advance continuing education for Mason faculty and classified staff, while recognizing that the pursuit of an education is a life–long process. The book scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis each year.

Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship Selection Criteria:

The scholarship award recipient is chosen by the Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship Selection Committee. All applications are redacted for any personal identifiers (e.g., name, department, title) before review by the Selection Committee. Representatives from the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Financial Aid and Human Resources & Payroll Department comprise the Selection Committee.

The scholarship is based upon the market performance and investment results of the endowment, hence it is a sustainable program designed to be awarded every year. In addition, to support the scholarship, people may choose to donate to the scholarship fund by visiting Click on the “Give” tab, select “Click here to select other funds or support multiple designations,” and scroll to the bottom to select “Other (fund not listed)” and fill in account #160013, Raise the Rate.

Nomination Form


What is the timeline?

Applications are due in mid-June and the recipients are notified late-July.

Who is eligible?

Full-time and part-time faculty and staff who are enrolled in a degree or graduate certificate program at Mason and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 with a satisfactory performance evaluation.

I applied last year, can I apply again?

Yes, as long as you were not awarded the scholarship and still meet all of the criteria, you are welcome to apply.

I have been admitted to a Mason degree or Graduate certificate program, but have not yet started classes, can I apply?

You must wait until you’ve completed at least one class and therefore have an established GPA.

Previous Recipients


Sandra Price, Kellar Institute for Human Disabilities


Laura Wolfe, History & Art History

Johanna Koh, English Language Institute


Ryan Piluzza, Admissions

Rebecca Stone, ITS


Joanne Carter, Office of Sponsored Programs

Daniel Seals, ITS


Amanda Myers, Criminology, Law & Society

L. Allan Weiss, Global & Community Health

2016 — See the Mason News Article about the recipients

Jessica Massie, Global Affairs Program

Laura Titkemeyer, HR & Payroll