The Schar Scholars program aims to foster the study of policy and government at George Mason University. Incoming freshman interested in government, political science, international relations, public policy, pre-law, and public administration are eligible for funding from the Schar Scholars program.
- Scholarships are between $1,000-$3,000 per year for four years.
- As part of the Schar School Virtual Learning Community (VLC) or Living/Learning Community (LLC), Schar Scholars engage in tailored programming and build community with fellow students and faculty in the Schar School.
- Schar Scholars who remain in good standing and who enroll in at least two Schar School classes each academic year (fall and/or spring terms) are eligible for renewal.
Schar Scholars funding is based upon a mix of merit and financial need so all students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFSA) to maximize their eligibility for grants, scholarships, work study, and need-based low-interest student loans. For FAFSA deadlines and application details, see How to Apply.