Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations
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Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Now is the time to help our cadets in need.
Please join us in helping establish the Patriot Battalion Endowed Scholarship.
George Mason University’s Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program—known as the Patriot Battalion—has a long and proud history here at Mason.
Founded in 1982, the Patriot Battalion has grown to 170 cadets and is a premier organization that consistently ranks among the top four battalions of 4th Brigade, which includes over 35 schools on the Eastern Seaboard.
Members of the Patriot Battalion plan and execute training exercises that develop tactical proficiency and team building, while cultivating leadership skills. Graduates are mature, goal-oriented, mission-driven leaders—exactly the type of students sought out by Mason. Cadets graduate as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army, ready to serve our country and become future leaders whether in or out of the military.
For many young cadets, completing the ROTC program is a challenge. A full-time program of study, along with additional ROTC classes and training exercises, often leaves little time to take on a part-time job. Recent financial hardships posed by the Covid-19 pandemic have left many students scrambling to replace essential funds earmarked for tuition, books, and other living expenses.
To meet this challenge and assist cadets in financial need, George Mason University has established the Patriot Battalion Endowed Scholarship. This dedicated, permanently endowed scholarship funding, available exclusively to qualified cadets of the Patriot Battalion, will help student recipients overcome unexpected financial emergencies, helping them complete their education at Mason and be ready to serve their country.