University Academic Programs and Resources
University Scholars Program
Student Academic Affairs
Johnson Center, Room 245
Peggy O. Chalker, Ph.D.
V. Ann Lewis, M.A.
Each year George Mason University awards four-year scholarships to top high
school graduates who have shown superior academic achievement, leadership ability,
and an exemplary record of school and community service. The University Scholars
reside in a common residence hall their first year and share the University Scholars
Center. Together the scholars form a dynamic learning community within the university
known as the University Scholars Program.
The program draws to George Mason a special caliber of student who is actively
involved in all facets of academic and student life. In addition to excelling
in their respective academic areas, the scholars have repeatedly emerged in a
variety of student leadership positions and service-related activities.
Intellectual dialogue is fostered between scholars, professors, and George
Mason administrators through stimulating seminars, discussion groups, cultural
activities, service projects, internships, campus events, and participation in
organizations that complement the scholars' academic experiences. The peer interaction,
faculty guidance, and academic focus of the University Scholars Program reflect
George Mason's commitment to providing a stimulating and supportive environment
that encourages academic excellence and personal growth.