The Schar School of Policy and Government prepares undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders who advance the public good in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Through research and education in public policy, government, and international affairs, the Schar School serves our students, the region, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world.

Change the World

As one of the largest schools of its kind, the Schar School creates an environment in which students can succeed and achieve their goals. Students have more than 2,000 classmates to study with, learn from, and develop relationships with, which not only provides them a richer experience here at Mason but also serves them throughout their careers.

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    Alumni Scholarship Endowment

    The Alumni Scholarship Fund facilitates student growth and promotes academic success. Support from this fund enriches student learning opportunities, leadership development, and ensures the Schar School experience remains every bit as transformational as you remember it to be. Your gift to the Alumni Scholarship Fund helps students make a powerful impact on our world.


Cindy Michelson

Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations
703-993-4035 |

“Mason prepares students to be leaders who advance the public good. We bring together world-class faculty and civic-minded students in a powerful learning environment at the epicenter of public service and policymaking. We must bring our ideas to bear on the issues that will determine the future of our region.”

—Dean Mark J. Rozell