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George Mason University

CVPA Student Scholarships

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the most diverse university in Virginia, Mason students do not fit the traditional college student profile. 

Often they are first in their family to attend college (38%), receive Pell grants (28%), and attend part-time or full-time while also working. Approximately 57% of Mason students receive some form of financial aid.

Support for student scholarships removes financial barriers for promising young artists. Thanks to the generous support of donors, the College of Visual and Performing Arts is proud to offer nearly 50 scholarship opportunities.

To learn more about establishing a named scholarship or contributing to the scholarship funds below, email Susan Graziano or call her att 703-993-4188.

Give today to the College’s many scholarship funds!

 

College of Visual and Performing Arts

CVPA Graduates

2019 CVPA Degree Celebration

College of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

To provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate CVPA students.

CVPA Alumni Career Advancement Award

To provide crucial financial, promotional, and production/exhibit support for our alumni’s artistic development.  

Lucy C. Church Endowed Scholarship

To support one or more student scholarships for a graduate student, either full-time or part-time and either in-state or out-of-state. Recipient will be pursuing a Masters of Music with a concentration in Vocal Studies and qualify on the basis primarily of musical talent and financial need.

de Laski Endowed Scholarship

To support scholarships for a full-time undergraduate or graduate Mason student with preference to students majoring in music, dance, and theater that qualify on a basis of financial need.

Alice L. Watts Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship will be given to an undergraduate CVPA major who is committed to building community within the college and university. Recipients must have completed at least their freshman year and enroll full-time for the fall semester of the upcoming year.

Wells Fargo Arts Endowed Fund

Provide support for scholarly work and creative opportunities in CVPA, including, but not limited to conference attendance and related travel expenses, research expenses and scholarships.

School of Art

Mason Art Student

School of Art student at work in the studio

Art Scholarship Fund

To support undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Art.

Gillespie Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarships for School of Art undergraduate and graduate students. Students may be full-time or part-time, in-state or out-of-state, and will qualify on the basis of academic merit.

Jeanne A. Knight-Faske Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for School of Art undergraduate and graduate students. Students may be full-time or part-time, in-state or out-of-state, and will qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Nancy G. Monson Endowed Scholarship for the Visual Arts

To provide scholarship support to a rising senior in the School or Art for the completion of their capstone project which involves an individual living with a live-altering health condition. Recipients must be full or part-time undergraduates pursuing a degree in Art. They will qualify on the basis of financial need and must be a U.S. citizen.

Rosette Mines Award

Provide two merit awards each academic year for students who have made a commitment to painting as a primary interest in the School of Art. Recipients will be selected based on merit, including academic achievement, leadership within the School of Art and the University, and professional accomplishments.

Joey Noufal Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarship support for undergraduate students majoring in Art who exemplify positivity, generosity, drive, entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm and love for the arts. Applicants may be either full or part-time, but must be in-state. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Noah J. Seidenberg Endowed Scholarship

Established for undergraduate scholarships for students pursuing a degree in graphic arts in the School of Art. Recipient will qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need, may be full-time or part-time, in-state or out of state.

School of Dance

Mason dancers

School of Dance students honing their skills before the annual Gala

Dance Scholarship Fund

To provide dance scholarships.

Joanne Ferris Johnson Endowed Dance Scholarship

To benefit undergraduate students in dance. Student may be full-time or part-time, in-state or out-of-state, and will qualify on the basis of talent in dance.

Kidd/Stearns Dance Talent Endowed Scholarship

To provide a scholarship for one full-time undergraduate dance major for four years. Recipients will be pursuing a BFA in dance and may be either in or out-of-state. Recipients will qualify on the basis of creative promise and talent.

Amy Kruppenbacher Scholarship

To provide scholarships to CVPA full-time or part-time, in-state or out-of-state, undergraduate or graduate students who qualify on the basis of financial need.

Linda Garner Miller Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarships for undergraduate students seeking a degree in dance. Recipients will qualify on the basis of academic merit. Recipient must be a full-time student but may be either in-state or out-of-state.

School of Music

Mason Music students

Mason Symphony Orchestra students conducted by Dr. Dennis Layendecker. The orchestra maintains an active performance schedule averaging 3 performances per semester.

Grace Aitel Award

To provide a merit award for a student serving as concertmaster of School of Music’s Symphony Orchestra based on merit, academic achievement, leadership of orchestra (especially string section), and contribution to work orchestra.

Fred Begun Memorial Percussion Scholarship and Program

To support percussion student scholarships and creative projects within the percussion program. Recipients may be either undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in Music Performance and/or Music Education; recipients will qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need and must be a full-time student; recipients may be either in-state or out-of-state students who may also be international students who are not U.S. Citizens.

Dr. Barry and Velma Berkey Music Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Music. Recipients will qualify on the basis of financial need, but must also be identified and recommended by the music faculty of the CVPA as showing outstanding promise in their field.

John S. and Judith T. Bland Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to one or more students in the School of Music. Recipients will be selected on the basis of talent and financial need. Preference may be given to vocalists, but all areas of music study will be considered.

Jean Carrington Cook Endowed Scholarship

To support piano scholarships for a music student.

Dr. Sam di Bonaventura Memorial Endowed Scholarship

To provide a scholarship for a full-time, undergraduate student majoring in music. Preference will be given to a string play pursuing a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Education.

Friends of Music

To provide scholarship support for students in the School of Music as well as support activities and events.

Joseph M. Kanyan Endowed Scholarship

To benefit a full-time student of music with a scholarship. Recipient may be an undergraduate or graduate student that qualifies on the basis of musical talent and academic merit, and may have in-state or out-of-state residency. Preference will be given to a clarinetist.

Lieder/Fell Opera Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarships to a full-time or part-time, in or out of state undergraduate or graduate student concentrating in vocal performance. The recipient will be selected on the basis of financial need, academic merit, and musical talent.

Anthony J. Maiello Music Endowed Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students majoring in instrumental music. Students may be in-state or out-of-state and will qualify on the basis of academic merit and musical talent.

Music Scholarship Fund

To provide for music scholarships to students.

Peterson Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship

To support scholarships in music. Recipients must be full-time or part-time, undergraduate/graduate students, either in/out of state, majoring in music and will qualify on the basis of musical talent and academic merit.

Carol M. Robinson and Peter R. Barcher PhD Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarships for students majoring in Vocal Studies.

Pamela A. Roe Music Endowed Scholarship

To support scholarships for undergraduate clarinet or saxophone players in the university pep band, “The Green Machine." Students may be in/out of state. Recipient will be selected on the basis of musical talent and financial need.

Peterson Family Endowed Scholarship in the Vocal Arts

To provide merit or need-based scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a degree at CVPA.

Shirley Udelson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarships in music composition. Recipients must be full-time/part-time undergraduate/graduate music students engaged in private instruction in composition and will be selected on the basis of musical talent and academic merit.

Joseph D. Shirk Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship

To provide scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in music. Recipient must be a full-time student with in-state or out-of-state residency that qualifies based on the basis musical talent and academic merit. Recipient must be enrolled in specified performance ensembles each semester.

Vocal Studies Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students, obtaining a degree in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance or a degree in Music Education with a concentration in vocal. Recipient must qualify on the basis primarily of musical talent with secondary consideration to be financial need. Full-time or part-time, in-state or out-of-state.

School of Theater

Mason theater students in The Gondoliers

Theater students perform in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers. Mason's own costume shop provides costumes for all theater, opera and dance performances.

Howard Vincent Kurtz Theater Endowed Scholarship

To support scholarships for technical design students. Recipient must be a junior or senior, may be in-state or out-of-state, and qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Mack and Paulette Miller Theater Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarships for School of Theater undergraduate students. Students may be full-time, in-state or out-of-state, and will qualify on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Applicants must demonstrate a contribution to service in and a spirit for improving the School of Theater community.

Friends of Theater

To provide scholarships and academic program funding for theater.

Theater Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarship for theater students.

Arts Management Program

Arts Management graduate student, Vanessa Riley, interns at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Photo: Alexis Glenn/George Mason University

Arts Management Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for graduate arts management students. Recipient may be an in-state or out-of-state student and be a full-time or part-time student.

Erin Gaffney Memorial Fund

To provide student scholarships for the arts management and film programs.

Computer Game Design

Mason Game design students at Senior Expo

Game Design students presenting their work at the Senior Game Design Expo. Photo by Evan Cantwell/George Mason University

Computer Game Scholarship Fund and Program Support Fund

To provide scholarships for and general operating support to the Computer Game Design Program.

The Beck Family Scholarship for Computer Game Design

To provide lasting support for scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Games Design. Recipients may be full-time or part-time, in-state or out-of-state residents, and will qualify on the basis of both academic merit and unmet financial need.

Film and Video Studies

Film and Video Studies students working on set with Emmy-nominated faculty member and cinematographer, Hans Charles.

Film and Video Studies Scholarship Fund

To provide for scholarships for film students.

Erin Gaffney Memorial Fund

To provide student scholarships for the arts management and film programs.

 

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