To address this problem, the College of Education and Human Development has established the Annual Fund Scholarship program, funded by annual donors to the school. Each prestigious and competitive Annual Fund Scholarship will be offered to a qualified incoming freshman of exceptional promise, who combines financial need with strong academic merit, community service, and leadership ability.
By making a meaningful commitment to give $2,500 annually for four consecutive years (for a total of $10,000), you will personally create an Annual Fund Scholarship for a single undergraduate CEHD student beginning their education at George Mason. (Alternatively, you can choose to fund a scholarship for a graduate student at $3,000 per year for two years, for a total of $6,000).
With your multi-year commitment, a scholarship is created in your name, or in the name of a person or organization that you choose to honor. Assuming the student retains his or her eligibility, your Annual Fund Scholarship will be awarded to the same student for all four years. This continuity motivates the student, allows for a true measure of impact, and fosters a mutual long-term relationship between student and donor.
And while federal regulations do not allow the donor to designate a specific student to receive a scholarship, you can indicate a preference for a recipient who meets certain criteria, such as a first-generation student, a student from a single-parent household, a military servicemember or dependent, or a student from a particular high school. You can also designate which of the three schools within CEHD you choose to support with your gift.