The Sam Machour scholarship provides support for full-time, direct-entry Mason Korea undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester. The scholarship acknowledges the generosity of Sam Machour, who endowed the scholarship and whose own life and career reflect a dedication to helping others. Recipients must have financial needs and demonstrate evidence of significant community service. Additional preference will be given to applicants excelling in an academically challenging course of studies, such as the pursuit of a double major, a major and a minor, or participation in research projects or other high-impact academic practices. Differences among subjects of study do not determine whether a course of study is academically challenging.
Mr. Sam Machour is currently Senior Vice-President and Chief Quality Officer of Samsung Biologics, one of the largest biologics development and manufacturing companies in the world. Prior to joining Samsung Biologics, he spent more than 32 years helping mid-size and large MedTech, bioscience, and biopharmaceutical companies deliver on their mission to transform and save lives around the world. Mr. Machour has held a variety of senior and global leadership positions in some of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies, including Lonza, Pfizer, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Becton Dickinson, and Boehringer Ingelheim. His passion to help others out of poverty and get basic healthcare and education spans his career. In 2007, while at Harvard, he launched the organization Executives Without Borders to connect management professionals and non-profits around the globe, so as to accelerate and maximize the delivery of social value. Mr. Machour holds a Master’s degree from Concordia University in Physics and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School. He is a member of several advisory boards, including the advisory board to Mason Korea.
For Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters, apply by June 27, 2022
If a student was selected as a recipient of this scholarship, a student must meet the requirements specified below to retain his or her scholarship recipient status.
In order to retain one's scholarship recipient status, the recipient must;
Otherwise, the award will be forfeited. Please note that George Mason University reserves the right to rescind all or part of this scholarship if the student does not meet these requirements.
* Exception for Fairfax Transition
If a recipient applies for Fairfax transition after spending the first semester with this award, the second semester award can be paused and reserved for maximum of 2 semesters. Reserved award can be reinstated when the student register for Korea campus after spending two semesters in Fairfax.
To qualify for the Sam Machour Scholarship for Current Students, you must meet the following criteria:
Please submit your online application by the deadline. Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.
Provide necessary supporting documentation in the online application:
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