Studying at Mason Korea for a semester was a dream come true. I’m really excited Mason is going to create scholarship opportunities for students like me who had an opportunity of a lifetime achieved only because someone financially helped.
--Jessica Briggs, Global Affairs
This Chuseok, often referred to as “the Korean Thanksgiving,” Mason Korea kicked off its first scholarship fundraiser called the Thanks Knows No Bounds campaign, which will run until the US Thanksgiving.
The aim of this fundraiser is to create a scholarship program to support the travel of students with financial need from Mason Korea to Mason’s campuses in Virginia, and for US Mason students to come to Mason Korea to study. To meet this need, our goal is to raise $25,000 in honor of University Professor Peter Stearns, past provost of George Mason University. Professor Stearns was instrumental in the establishment of Mason Korea and continues to be its strong supporter.
The generosity of donors will help students with financial need make this trip across national boundaries. It will provide them with cross-cultural and multilingual experiences and learning that will change their lives and help to transform them into the kind of global leaders we need today.
By awarding me the FFX Transition Support Fund, you have lightened my financial burden. Thanks to your support, I can make one more step to build a strong foundation for my future and goals. Your generosity has inspired me to help other students give back to Mason community. I hope one day I will be able to help Mason students to achieve their goals just as you have helped me.
--Juhee Hong, Economics
To visit the campaign page and make a donation, please click here.
September 15, 2021