Social Action and Integrative Learning
School of Integrative Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Scholarships and Awards

Here is a list of scholarship opportunities for students who have a general interest in service and service related programs:

Alumni Award

• Recognizes outstanding SIS graduates

• Nomination from faculty and alumni

Application due early Spring (Determined by SIS Alumni Chapter)

Elizabeth Gunn Citizenship Award

Given for excellence in Critical thinking based on Citizenship Essay written in INTS 140.

$100

Nominations submited in May to Unit 4 leader

Experiential Learning Award

• Presented to support a student's individual experiential learning project: internships, study abroad, service-learning, field studies or another activity that requires special funding

• Self nominations (requires one faculty letter of support)

$1,000

Application due March 1st

First-Sweitzer Endowed Scholarship

• College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
• Full-time undergraduate
• In-state or out-of-state
• Demonstrate academic merit

$1,000-$2,000

Application Due May 10, 2013

Leadership and Community Engagement Award 

• The award is based on involvement in university life and colunteerism off campus
• Given to INTS student in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year.

$500

Application Due March 1st

Mary's Award for Homelessness

This scholarship, established in 2012, recognizes a graduate or undergraduate student in the college who demonstrates an interest in homelessness by participating in a service project and/or academic research work approved by the college.

The recipients of this award will receive a stipend, funded by a generous donation from Mary L. Bauer, MA’ 90, foreign languages, to assist with the student’s educational expenses. It will be awarded at the college’s annual Celebration of Scholarship. 

Application Information

Application due May 20th 

Olza M. and Sally A. Nicely Endowed Scholarship for Student Leaders

• Undergraduate planning a career in a field that is focused on improving lives of individuals who reside in developing countries
• Personal statement requirement (Students selected to compete for this scholarship will be required to submit 1-2 page essay stating their interest to use their education to build and support infrastructure in developing countries)

$1,000

Application Due May 10, 2013

Odin, Feldman & Pittleman Endowed Scholarship

• Undergraduate planning a career in a field that is focused on improving lives of individuals who reside in developing countries
• Personal statement requirement (Students selected to compete for this scholarship will be required to submit 1-2 page essay stating their interest to use their education to build and support infrastructure in developing countries)

$1,000

Application Due May 10, 2013

Osher Re-Entry Scholarship Program

• Undergraduate planning a career in a field that is focused on improving lives of individuals who reside in developing countries
• Personal statement requirement (Students selected to compete for this scholarship will be required to submit 1-2 page essay stating their interest to use their education to build and support infrastructure in developing countries)

$2,000

Application Due May 10, 2013

Peter and Majorie Storm Sustainability Scholarship

• Undergraduate in any academic program identified as “green leaf” in the latest GMU course catalog (List of sustainability academic programs at http://sustainabilitystudies.gmu.edu/green-leaf/)
• Full-time or part-time
• In-state or out-of-state 
• Demonstrate academic merit and financial need*(2013-2014 FAFSA required)
• Minimum 3.0 GPA and must be enrolled in the capstone course for the academic program or have completed the capstone course
• If selected to compete for this scholarship students will be contacted in regards to submission of additional essay

$1,000

Application Due May 10, 2013

Randolph and Lucy Church Scholarship Endowment

• College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
• Incoming freshman enrolled full-time for the academic year
• Majoring in the fields of English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Sciences, Humanities, or Economics
• Minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and a strong record of scholastic achievement in college preparatory courses
• Virginia resident

$900 

Application Due May 10, 2013

 

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