College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

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The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) offers a variety of competitive scholarships and awards to qualified students to help defray educational costs associated with attending Mason and recognize potential contributions to CEHD fields.

Outstanding, qualified students may be considered for university, local, state, regional, and national scholarships and awards by completing an online application. Some applications may require faculty nomination.

Decisions are made by faculty who are charged with reviewing applications and selecting recipients. Descriptions of scholarships and awards and submission criteria are provided below.

Currently Available Scholarships:

Fall 2017 scholarship applications are now closed. Check back periodically for new award postings.

Annette Gorn Memorial Scholarship

Mary A. Gorn, known as Annette, was born on March 27, 1947, in Athlone, Ireland. She divided her childhood between Ireland and America before settling in Los Angeles, California. In 1981, she married Michael H. Gorn, and they moved to Alexandria, Virginia, where they lived for sixteen years. In 1987, she earned a master’s degree in education, with a specialization in counseling and development, from George Mason University. Annette then joined the George Mason University Academic Advising staff as a counselor, a position she held for ten years. A discerning and thoughtful listener, she advised international students, a specialty that reflected her unwavering identity as an Irish woman. She made important contributions to the lives of many young people during her career at the university. Annette passed away on April 23, 2000.

The Annette Gorn Memorial Scholarship was established in her memory.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Submit a completed online application by the deadline, including essay (maximum 300 words).
    Essay topic: Annette Gorn took pride in her Irish heritage and used it to connect with the students she advised at George Mason University. Describe how you will use your background and experiences to influence your counseling style.
  • Enrolled in the Graduate School of Education majoring in Counseling and Development.
  • Naturalized U.S. citizen, a foreign national, or the offspring of parents born abroad.
  • Enrolled in at least 6 graduate credit hours.
  • A strong record of academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

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Catherine “Cathy” Belter Scholarship

Catherine “Cathy” Belter devoted her life to education. Cathy was a full-time education activist. She served two terms on Fairfax County’s School Board; met with Congress and discussed funding priorities with members of the State Department of Education; wrote many articles and manuals; and presented workshops on educational issues and parental involvement in 29 states.

The Catherine “Cathy” Belter Memorial Fellowship Endowment was established in her memory in hopes of continuing her legacy of energetic support of education for all.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Submit a completed online application by the deadline, including essay (maximum 300 words).
    Essay topic: Cathy Belter was a dedicated advocate for education, serving on the Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) and meeting with Congress to discuss funding priorities with members of the State Department of Education. Explain what particular issue you would advocate for and why, if given the opportunity to meet with the FCSB or Congress.
  • Enrolled in the College of Education and Human Development pursuing a program of study leading to a Virginia state teaching license or graduate degree.
  • Be currently employed in the Fairfax County Public School system.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the teaching profession and the field of education.
  • A strong record of academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

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Dr. Marjory F. Brown-Azarowicz Scholarship

Dr. Marjory F. Brown-Azarowicz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She was a former professor emerita in the Graduate School of Education. Among her numerous accomplishments in her career, she was the author of many books, articles, and journals. In retirement she taught piano and was a member of the Washington and Northern Virginia Music Teachers Associations. Dr. Brown-Azarowicz died on May 28, 2009.

The Dr. Marjory F. Brown-Azarowicz Endowed Scholarship in Education was established in her memory.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Submit a completed online application by the deadline, including essay (maximum 300 words).
    Essay topic: Dr. Marjory F. Brown influenced many through her teaching, writing, and music. In what ways do you envision contributing to the field of education and making an impact on the lives of others?
  • Enrolled in the College of Education and Human Development pursuing a program of study leading to initial teaching licensure.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the teaching profession and the field of education.
  • A strong record of academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

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Dr. Sakineh “Simin” Redjali and Dr. Said Khadiri Scholarship

Dr. Sakineh “Simin” M. Redjali devoted her life to education. She received her PhD in Education and Clinical Psychology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of London, she became the first woman professor at the National University of Iran, and a National Science Foundation Fellow and Fulbright Scholar in the United States. Among Dr. Redjali’s many accomplishments, she authored several books and scholarly articles written in English, German, and Farsi, including her autobiography, “A Symphony of Life: Triumph of Education over Adversity.”

Dr. Said Khadiri was a pioneer in the area of music education in Iran. He received his PhD in Music Education and Piano from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and was a Fulbright Scholar in the United States. Among Dr. Khadiri’s many accomplishments, he produced and directed 252 films and video cassettes for the National Iranian Radio-Television of musical performances by children attending the Music Studios for Children and Young Adults.

The Sakineh “Simin” M. Redjali, PhD and Said Khadiri, PhD Graduate Scholarship Endowment was established in hopes of continuing their legacy of energetic support of early childhood education for all.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Submit a completed online application by the deadline, including essay (maximum 300 words).
    Essay topic: Dr. Simin Redjali and Dr. Said Khadiri were pioneers in the field of Education in Iran. They advocated for the education of children at an early age and established this scholarship in the hopes of continuing their legacy. Describe your enthusiasm and commitment for the promotion of the field of early childhood education.
  • Enrolled in the College of Education and Human Development pursuing a degree or licensure in Early Childhood Education.
  • A strong record of academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

Special Notes:

  • Preference will be given to students of Persian ancestry.
  • Recipient may be an in-state, out-of-state, or international student.

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Wen Pei Wu Scholarship

Wen-Pei Wu was born in Chongquing, Sichuan Province, China. He studied economics at Chow Yang University in Hubei Province, China. He gave up his study and joined the Chinese Air Force after Japan invaded China in 1938. He believed that education provided the essential foundation for a productive, rewarding, and fulfilled life. He advocated education for all and often encouraged and helped others to learn. Wen-Pei Wu enjoyed a lifetime of learning and continued studying well into his 80s.

D. Jean Wu established the Wen Pei Wu Scholarship in the memory of her father, who instilled the desire for education in his children.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Submit a completed online application by the deadline, including essay (maximum 300 words).
    Essay topic: D. Jean Wu established the Wen Pei Wu Scholarship in memory of her father, who instilled the desire for education in his children. Describe who or what inspired you to pursue a career in Education.
  • Be a graduate or undergraduate student pursuing an initial licensure within PK-12.
  • A strong record of academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

Special Notes:

  • Recipient may be either full-time or part-time.
  • Recipient may be an in-state or out-of-state student.

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