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

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

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.

GeMStones Scholarship Program

About the award

GeMStones is a program to provide scholarships for outstanding George Mason students and to honor local community members. The program is funded by individual donors or organizations. Each contributor provides $1,000 in funding for one student and identifies one community member to be honored by that contribution. Individuals are encouraged to honor family members, friends, or others who have contributed to the community in the best spirit of George Mason University's mission of "creating an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world."

The scholarship will benefit students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Development on the basis of academic merit. In partnership with the CEHD, the vision of the program is to host a large number of deserving CEHD students. Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of CEHD faculty and staff appointed by the Dean of the CEHD.

Submission information

The deadline for GeMStones Spring 2019 semester scholarship award gifts is December 31st, 2018. Each tribute gift of $1,064 will provide one $1,000 scholarship after the GMU Foundation’s administrative fee.

All contributions are tax deductible. Multiple donations are accepted for multiple honorees and students. Checks should be made payable to the GMU Foundation. Indicate "GeMStones Scholarship" and the name of your honoree in the notes section. Please mail your gift to:

College of Education and Human Development
4400 University Drive MS 2F1
Fairfax, VA 22030

Honoree information

Along with the scholarship dollars, the scholarship honoree’s biography will be shared by the donor with the student recipient at a recognition event during the spring semester. A CEHD development associate will work with each donor to write a brief biography (up to 500 words) about the community member whom the donor honors with their gift.

For more information contact:
Ms. Lindsey L. Campbell
Assistant Director of Development

Dr. Mark R. Ginsberg
Dean, College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Sylvia Auton
Program Sponsor

Thank you to our initial contributors!
Apple Federal Credit Union Foundation
Dr. Ellen Schoetzau, MEd Education Admin/Supervision ‘75
Dr. Marlene Reagin, PhD Education ‘94
Dr. Mary Anne Lecos
Dr. Sylvia Auton