Scholarships

Scholarships

At George Mason Korea, we are committed to keeping our educational opportunities as accessible as possible, through the provision of student scholarships and other funding opportunities. This table provides a summary of details for scholarships and funding opportunities available to George Mason University Korea students. If you would like to read more about a particular opportunity, please click on the program link or refer to the complete information beneath this table.

Program Award / Semester Requirements for Application Selection Criteria Requirements for Retention Application Timeline
Scholarship
Entrance Scholarship $500 – $7,500 / semester, up to six semesters Application to George Mason University Includes, but is not limited to, GPA, essay, and interview Full-time enrollment
Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
Each semester’s application window
Mason Merit Scholarship $2,000 / semester, up to two semesters

Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

Academic achievement Full-time enrollment
Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
Every January
Mason Leadership Scholarship $2,000 / semester, up to two semesters

Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher

 

Leadership achievement Full-time enrollment
Presentation of recent leadership activities
Every January
Mason Korea Progression Scholarship $2,000 to 6000 per semester, up to two semesters

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Leadership achievement Full-time enrollment
Presentation of recent leadership activities
No separate application is needed
Other Funding Opportunities
Student Conference Travel Fund Max. $3,000

Full-time undergraduates

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Reviewed case-by-case basis Submission of reports and all original receipts after returning from the travel On a rolling basis
Resident Advisor $750 Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Being selected as a participant in Student Affairs program
Commitment to improving the housing experience for fellow students N/A Every May and November
Chingu Program $750 Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Being selected as a participant in Student Affairs program
Commitment to improving the social experience for fellow students N/A Every May and November
Stay Mason Varies based on need Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher Financial need N/A On a rolling basis

*Funds from the scholarship programs above might not be available for students to use for their semesters in Fairfax campus.

 

Scholarships

Entrance Scholarships

George Mason University’s Korea campus offers the Entrance Scholarship exclusively to incoming undergraduate freshman and transfer students. The award value is dependent upon a holistic, evaluative review of the candidate that considers many factors, including the candidate’s personal experiences, skills, essay, and academic performance.

Questions pertaining to the Entrance Scholarship should be directed to askmk@gmu.edu.

 

For Continuing Students

Mason Merit Scholarships

At George Mason University, our goal is to promote academic success. To acknowledge those who have demonstrated such merit, we provide the annual Mason Merit Scholarship every spring to students who demonstrates continuous improvement and strives for the highest academic achievements.

The Mason Merit Scholarship amount is $2,000 per semester, for up to two semesters. Applicants must be in good standing with the University (e.g., academic, student conduct, financial) and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the time of application. The 2019 Mason Merit Scholarship guideline and application is available here: 2019 Mason Merit Scholarship.

Questions pertaining to the Mason Merit Scholarship should be directed to mksch@gmu.edu.

 

Mason Leadership Scholarships

As an institution of higher education, we take pride in knowing that our students will become the leaders of tomorrow. Many leaders attribute their successes to their past experiences, such as overcoming adversities during their lives. To help facilitate the growth of our future leaders, we provide annual Mason Leadership Scholarship every spring based on a student’s leadership history and potential.

The Mason Leadership Scholarship amount is $2,000 per semester, for up to two semesters. Applicants must be in good standing with the University (e.g., academic, student conduct, financial) and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 at the time of application. The 2019 Mason Leadership Scholarship guideline and application is available here: 2019 Mason Leadership Scholarship.

Questions pertaining to the Mason Leadership Scholarship should be directed to mksch@gmu.edu.

 

Mason Korea Progression Scholarship

The GMUK Progression Scholarship is a merit-based award for students transitioning to study at Fairfax for one or a maximum of two semesters. The scholarship may be applied to either the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. The purpose of the scholarship is to help defray some of the tuition costs and support you and your family to make the best of your education at George Mason University. The Progression Scholarship applies only toward your studies at GMU-Fairfax and not towards studies at non-GMU institutions. Recipients of this scholarship may still be eligible for other awards that apply towards tuition and fees. Please check with Mason Korea Coordinator, Grace Lee (glee36@gmu.edu) regarding eligibility.

More information is available here: Mason Korea Progression Scholarship.

 

Other Funding Opportunities

Student Conference Travel Fund

Students may apply for financial support for travel to conferences (or similar events) to present projects or research which was the product of a course taken while a student at GMU Korea. The activity must clearly develop academic or professional skills and be undertaken under the supervision of a faculty member. Research or projects undertaken on an individual basis (outside of classroom work) are not eligible for support.

More information and guidelines for submission are available here: Student Conference Travel Fund

Questions pertaining to the Student Conference Travel Fund and requests for funding should be directed to mkaa@gmu.edu

 

Resident Advisors Program

The Resident Advisor is a live-in paraprofessional staff member responsible for cultivating a safe and inclusive community experience for all George Mason University Korea students occupying Incheon Global Campus Housing during the academic year. Each Resident Advisor will be assigned to manage her or his respective housing floor. To reward service in the Resident Advisors Program, we provide a stipend each semester to contributing continuing students.

Questions pertaining to the Resident Advisor Program should be directed to mkreslif@gmu.edu.

 

Chingu Program

“Chingu” in Korean means “friend” in English. To help international students transition to life in Songdo and George Mason University Korea, the Chingu Program connects new international students with continuing students. This helps provide each new international student with a friendly face, helping hand, and their first Songdo friendship, which may make a world of difference to a new student. To reward service in the Chingu Program, we provide tuition assistance each semester to contributing continuing students.

Questions pertaining to the Chingu Program should be directed to mkchingu@gmu.edu.

 

Stay Mason Student Support Fund

The Stay Mason Student Support Fund assists matriculated George Mason students who are at risk of not continuing their education due to unexpected financial situations. The fund is for all students – undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time – enrolled in degree-seeking programs. The Stay Mason Student Support Fund is designed to provide temporary, short-term, financial assistance to students who are managing demanding academic requirements while struggling with debilitating financial circumstances. The Stay Mason Student Support Fund is not intended to provide ongoing relief for recurring expenses, and the financial assistance is not a loan that is expected to be repaid.

For more information please see our Mason Korea Stay Mason Student Support Fund page.