School of Business Scholarships
Using one application, undergraduate and graduate School of Business students apply for a variety of University and School of Business scholarships. Both need-based and merit-based scholarships are awarded by the School of Business, and the funds are credited to the student's account in late summer.
- Accounting Advisory Council Scholarships
Established to encourage high academic performance by students with financial need and enrolled in the accounting degree program.Criteria:
Applicants must be accounting majors and demonstrate high academic achievement and financial need.
- Accounting Excellence Scholarship
To recognize an outstanding accounting major in the School of BusinessCriteria:
The recipient must be an accounting major within the School of Business.
- Acumen Solutions, Inc. Business Management Scholarship
Established in 2008 by Acumen Solutions and David V. Joubran, BS ’92 in Finance from George Mason University and President and CEO of Acumen Solutions. The scholarship is intended to assist students in five majors accounting, finance, information systems and operation management, management and marketing and support School of Business students who have exhibited a strong interest in pursuing a business management career.Criteria:
Applicants must have financial need and must have attended a high school in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, as well as be rising juniors or seniors in the School of Business with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, be involved in community and/or civic activities, and have a strong interest in pursuing a career in business management.
- Anne K Altman and Xavier W. Alire Scholarship
Established in 2009 by Anne Altman, BS ’82, and Xavier W. Alire to provide scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree within School of Business.Criteria:
Enrolled in the School of Business as an undergraduate or graduate student; demonstrates state need and merit; in or out of state; part-time or full-time enrollment status.
- Anzilotti Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2004 by Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Anzilotti to benefit undergraduate students. Mike Anzilotti, MBA, 83, LHD ’03 (Hon.), a banking executive, is a trustee and former chair of the George Mason university Foundation.Criteria:
Enrolled full time as an underrate student in the School of Business. Students must be in-state, and need based.
- Cabalu Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2010 by George C. Cabalu, ’92, the purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship for undergraduate students pursuing a degree within the School of Business, with preference given to student of Asian-American decent who are socioeconomically disadvantaged.Criteria:
The applicant must be an undergraduate student at School of Business. Preference to Asian-American, need based student who is either full or part time.
- Coleman Raphael Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1986 by the employees of Atlantic Research Corporation in honor of Dr. Coleman Raphael, retiring chairman of the board. Dr. Raphael and his wife, Sylvia Raphael, have provided matching gifts. Dr. Raphael is a former dean of the School of Business and a former trustee of the George Mason University Foundation.Criteria:
Applicants must be enrolled in the School of Business.
- Dean’s “Major” Scholar
To recognize excellence for one undergraduate student selected by each of the five areas: accounting, finance, information systems and operation management, management and marketing.Criteria:
The selected student embodies the values and attributes associated with excellence, as defined by the faculty in each area. Decisions should be based on the student’s performance in the most recent semester. The following are some examples of criteria that faculty may wish to use when selecting an area scholar:
- Highest GPA achieved during the semester
- Highest achievement in the most challenging course
- Performance in a case competition
- Student leadership
- Ambassador of program
- The student is a continuing undergraduate student and will not have graduated at the time of receiving the award.
- The student has not previously received an area scholar award from that area. Students majoring in multiple areas can be awarded multiple area scholar awards, however.
- The student has declared a major in the relevant area.
- EagleBank Scholarship (Entrepreneurship)
Scholarship funding provided by EagleBank.Criteria:
School of Business Major and entrepreneruship minor; Students maybe in-state or out-of-state; preference to DC, VA, MD students.
Applicants must submit an essay and letter of rec; In order to apply for the EagleBank Scholarship in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, applicants must submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words (each question), answering the of the following questions:
- What is the greatest challenge facing American small business owners today? Also, what areas or industries provide the greatest opportunities for small business owners to innovate and succeed?
- How do you define innovation in today's world?
- EagleBank Scholarship (Real Estate)
Scholarship funding provided by EagleBank.Criteria:
We strongly encourage all candidates to submit a professional letter of recommendation from a current or past employer in the real estate industry. A letter from a client is acceptable provided the relationship has been professional and long-standing. School of Business Major; Students maybe in-state or out-of-state; preference to DC, VA, MD students.
In order to apply for the EagleBank Scholarship in Real Estate, applicants must submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words (each question), answering the of the following questions:
- What do you see as the next significant challenge facing developers in our market and why? Also, assuming it was feasible to develop any project in Arlington that you wanted, what would you choose and why?
- During the award of last year’s scholarships, EagleBank CEO Ron Paul discussed the importance of good leadership with the recipients. He believes there are six important elements to leadership: (1) making an active contribution, (2) developing & maintaining relationships, (3) taking ownership/responsibility, (4) developing expertise, (5) developing a vision, and (6) living a life worth living. Please describe how you have exemplified one of these six elements. Please give an example of a professional contribution you have made to the real estate industry thus far in your career.
- Emerging Business Leader
The Emerging Business Leader Scholarship is sponsored by the School of Business Alumni Chapter.Criteria:
Registered Mason student in a School of Business degree program; Excellent academic standing; Minimum 3.5 GPA for undergraduate students; Minimum 3.75 GPA for graduate students; Undergraduate candidates must have completed at least 60 credit hours. Transfer students must have at least 12 Mason credit hours (juniors and up); Student award recipients are also chosen based on the following criteria: Scholastic Achievement, Leadership and Business Acumen, Commitment to Global Awareness or Diversity, Service to the School of Business and George Mason University, and Other Community Service, Philanthropic Efforts, and Awards.
- First Virginia Bank Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1997 by First Virginia Bank to provide scholarships for undergraduates in finance. To recognize a promising student in the School of Business majoring in finance.Criteria:
Applicants must be full-time undergraduate finance majors.
- GOV Services, Inc. Scholarship
Classified under the Provost's Office in our system as there is no college/academic specification in the gift agreement. Scholarship recipients are to be selected by the Office of Student Financial Aid.Criteria:
Have a least one parent who is employed as a janitor or custodian or, be a first generation college student, and US citizen.
- Great American Restaurant Scholarship
Provide scholarships for George Mason University students, with a preference for students in the School of Business and students who are working for Great American Restaurants.Criteria:
Recipients must be undergraduates, and may either full or part-time students who are either in or out-of-state. They will qualify on the basis of academic merit, with priority given to financial need. The minimum GPA required for consideration is 3.0. Awards should be used for tuition only. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants must indicate dates of employment and locations.
- Interstate Van Lines Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1983 by Interstate Van Lines for student support to encourage the study of transportation. To encourage the study of transportation and to assist residents of Northern Virginia to pursue their undergraduate education in the School of Business.Criteria:
Applicants must be undergraduate students with at least 60 credits earned, enrolled full-time, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and be residents of Arlington or Fairfax counties or cities contiguous to them. Priority will be given to students preparing to enter the field of transportation. Preference will be given to employees of Interstate Van Lines and their dependents if more than one person meets above criteria's Award credited to recipient's university account.
- Jacqueline Jean Brozna Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1987 in memory of Jacqueline Jean Brozna by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony S. Brozna, joined by others, to benefit undergraduate students from the Richmond, Virginia area. Jackie Brozna was a student in the School of Business. The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist an undergraduate student in the School of Business and to remember Jacqueline Brozna.Criteria:
Initially, applicants must be entering freshmen students pursuing a degree in the School of Business, from the Richmond area and who have a financial need.
- Jacqueline Jean Brozna Memorial Endowed Scholarship
A scholarship for an incoming School of Business student from the Richmond, Virginia area.Criteria:
- Undergraduate student in the School of Business
- Minimum 2.5 GPA from high school
- From the Richmond Area with need
- Preference to incoming first year student
- James R. Beers Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2006 by Beers & Cutler in honor of founding partner James R. Beers. The fund provides scholarships for undergraduates in accounting.Criteria:
Three must be juniors with min GPA of 3.25 in intro accounting class and overall min cumulative GPA of 3.15; must be accounting major. Three will be seniors with min GPA of 3.25 in intro accounting class and overall min cumulative GPA of 3.15; must be accounting major. Preference for the senior receipts will be given to those students who have accepted internship with Beers and Culter; Preference will be given to students will permanent residences or intention to work in accounting after graduation in the Greater Metro Area. Must be full-time student.
- Janis S. Reed Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is dedicated to accounting majors and is renewable.Criteria:
Need and merit based, in-state only, undergraduate accounting majors in the School of Business. Female student preference.
- Johnson Family Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2011 by Jeffery M. Johnson, BS '75, and Margaret H. Johnson, the purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program within the School of Business.Criteria:
The applicant must be an Undergraduate or Graduate student within School of Business. Recipient(s) will qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Recipient may be full time part time and may be in state or out of state or international student. This scholarship is not renewable.
- Kenneth A. Kovach Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2008 by Charla L. Kovach, the purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for a full-time undergraduate in the School of Business who is majoring in management. Preference will be given to a student who will pursue a career in labor relations or human resource management. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide recognition and support to George Mason University students interested in pursuing business careers and to honor Kenneth Bumgarner.Criteria:
Applicants must be undergraduate management major in the School of Business students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who has promoted the values of Ken Bumgarner by working to improve student life at GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY. Award credited to recipient's student account.
- Kumar Mehta Endowed Scholarship in Information Systems and Operations Management
Established in 2011 by Dr. Kumar Mehta, the purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for undergraduates pursuing a major in Information Systems and Operations Management. Recipients must be in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of study.Criteria:
Applicant must be a Full Time undergraduate student majoring in Info Systems and Operations Management. Preference to female student. To be awarded on the basis of need.
- Mason Dream Scholarship
The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students whose immigration status may hinder them from accessing higher education. This award may be renewable.Criteria:
The scholarship will be awarded based on merit and financial need. Students may be either in or out-of-state. The scholarship is inclusive of documented and undocumented immigrant students regardless of Visa, DACA, and/or TPS status.
The award will be administered by the School of Business. If a School of Business student does not qualify for the scholarship, Mason's Financial Aid office will select an awardee from any Mason degree program with special consideration given to students identified by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education.
- Peter B. Tarbox Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1979 in memory of Peter B. Tarbox, ’79 by his family to encourage students in their academic endeavors. Mr. Tarbox was an alumnus of School of Business. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide recognition and support to undergraduates in the School of Business and to remember Peter B. Tarbox.Criteria:
Applicants must be undergraduate students in the School of Business.
- Raleigh F. Steinhauer Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1988 by Dr. Raleigh F. Steinhauer to benefit students in their senior year or students at graduate level pursuing a career in Business Policy Strategic Management.Criteria:
U.S. citizens, Business Administration senior or graduate student; enrolled in or required to enroll in a Business Policy/Strategic management course to fulfill degree requirements; required to satisfactorily complete a major research project in business policy management under guidance of faculty.
- Richard A. Klimoski Honors Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2009 in honor of Richard A. Klimoski, former dean of the School of Business, faculty member, and former trustee of the George Mason University Foundation. The purpose of the fund, established by multiple donors is to provide scholarships for undergraduate students.Criteria:
Applicant must be a Full time or Part time, Junior or senior undergraduate student at School of Business with minimum GPA of 3.75. Applicant should have leadership qualities. In State or Out of Sate.
- Robert Wulff Legacy Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of the fund is to provide one student scholarship for an incoming MS in Real Estate Development student at George Mason University. Awards should be used for tuition only. This scholarship is not renewable.Criteria:
The recipient is
- Either a full- or part-time student who is either an in- or out-of-state resident
- Must be an incoming MS in Real Estate Development student and who is beginning their first semester in the MS in Real Estate Development program in the fall semester
- Must be a graduate student
- Must have accepted admission and paid the fall enrollment deposit
- Must submit a “Professional Project Portfolio” to include the following three points:
- A list of no more than five projects/deals the student has worked on in a professional capacity. Including relevant project details.
- A brief description of the student’s role and contribution to the project/deal.
- A summary of why the student believes these were successful projects/deals.
Preference will be given to a student with five or more years of professional work experience in some sector of the commercial real estate development industry (including large-scale residential). Examples of relevant sectors include but are not limited to: brokers, architects, civil engineers, construction managers, lenders, and real estate attorneys.
- Rothstein Investment Advisors, Inc. Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1997 by Rothstein Investment Advisors for the purpose of providing support for undergraduate business students. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Business who have demonstrated financial need.Criteria:
Undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Business; a minimum grade point average of 3.5; financial need.
- Ruth A. and Gilbert E. Merten Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1997 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert E. Merten by their son and daughter-in-law, Alan G. Merten and Sarah L. (Sally) Merten. The fund support scholarships for undergraduates. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a female undergraduate student enrolled in the School of BusinessCriteria:
Scholarship shall be merit based with preference given to a female student pursuing an undergraduate degree in the School of Business. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and carry a full-time course load with a minimum of 12 credit hours. Award credited to recipient's university account.
- Tongren Marketing Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1986 by Dr. Hale N. Tongren, to provide scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students in marketing. Dr. Tongren is a former faculty member in marketing and a former trustee of the George Mason University Foundation. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student majoring in marketing in the School of Business.Criteria:
Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in marketing.
- United Bank - George Mason Bank-John C. Wood Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1994 by George Mason Bank in honor of the Honorable John C. Wood, who was a director of the bank, first chair of the George Mason University Foundation, and first rector of George Mason University. The fund benefits freshmen. The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist an undergraduate student in the School of Business and to remember John C. Wood.Criteria:
Initially, applicants must be incoming freshmen students pursuing a degree in the School of Business, residents of Northern Virginia, and show evidence of satisfactory academic progress. May be either need or merit based.
- William C. Forgale Endowed Scholarship
Established in the year 2011 between Gene Frogale & Robert Frogale and George Mason University. Gene, MBA 2008 and Robert B.A., 1980 are alumni of George Mason University. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarships for students in the School of Business.Criteria:
The applicant should be selected on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The qualifying student can be in state or out of state.
- Women in Business Initiative Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2015 to provide scholarships to female students in the School of Business.Criteria:
Recipient must be pursuing a degree in the School of Business and may be either an undergraduate or graduate student. The recipient will qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The recipient may be full or part-time student and may be either in-or-out-of-state. Preference will be given to US citizens. The scholarship may be renewable.