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.

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 http://giving.gmu.edu. 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.

Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship Selection Criteria:

  • Full-time or Part-time George Mason University faculty and classified staff enrolled in a degree or graduate certificate program at Mason
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 or above
  • Satisfactory performance evaluation
  • Complete the nomination form and attach a written essay (250 words or less) telling us about yourself and your educational goals.

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.

To nominate someone or yourself, please submit the Nomination Form.

FAQS

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

2016

Jessica Massie, Global Affairs Program

Laura Titkemeyer, HR & Payroll

2017

Jari Fofana

College of Education and Human Development

2018

David Corwin, Program Coordinator

Women and Gender Studies

2019

Kathy Dodd, Communications and Marketing