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Giving Day

Giving Day is April 5, 2018!

For just 24 hours, from midnight through 11:59 p.m. ET on April 5, everyone in the Mason community is invited to make their mark by giving!

CVPA Scholarships Goal: 40 Gifts

First Andy Bursten Scholarship Recipient in Arts Management

Show your support for Arts Management!

Anika Kwinana (MA, Arts Management, 2018) is an emerging arts and events leader, currently managing STEAM-related college and career fairs in seven cities across the country. Her work entails concept development, program design, and partnership-building, but she finds connecting with students and families to be the most rewarding part of her work. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives.

Anika Kwinani

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School of Theater Special Talent Scholarship

Show your support for the School of Theater!

School of Theater is able to attract uniquely talented students with financial need due to the generosity of our donors. Here are some recent recipients of scholarships:

Em German, B.A. Theatre Performance Major, 2021

Em German

"The scholarships I have received since coming to college have helped give me hope that I will be able to pursue my education, as well as hope that people value the arts enough to help students like myself do so. I have been a part of two Mason Players productions in the past two semesters. I acted in The Pillowman directed by Hollyann Bucci last semester, and I am currently a part of The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail directed by Ed Gero as an actor also. I look forward to taking up technical and directing positions in the future."
 

 Erin Cleary, B.F.A. in Theatre Performance, 2021

"Being an out of state student, my tuition costs are much higher than the average student. Scholarships have made it possible for me to attend George Mason University and study theatre in a creative space that challenges me and inspires me to create theatre."

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School of Music Scholarships

Show your support for the School of Music!

Above: School of Music major, Carlehr Swanson, talks about opportunities at Mason.

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School of Art Scholarships

Show your support for the School of Art!

Scholarships for our visual art students make a big difference in their lives and careers. Scholarships provide opportunities that would otherwise be unobtainable and allow future artists the education needed to prepare them to succeed. Make your impact by donating today!
 

Carlyn Trbovich

In 2016 I graduated with my Bachelor's in Fine Arts with a concentration in Drawing from Mason. I am currently pursuing the MAT I: Master's of Arts in Teaching with a degree in Art Education. Teaching and pursuing a master's degree left me very little time to make money. Although I took out loans, I still found myself struggling to make enough money to purchase the art supplies and textbooks I needed. Throughout my years of undergraduate and graduate school, scholarships helped me make those ends meet. Because of the connections I've made with people in Fairfax County who teach at Mason and the time I am spending in my student teaching internship through the School of Art and College of Education and Human Development, I am ready to start pursuing my career. I feel completely prepared and ready!

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School of Dance Travel Scholarship

Show your support for the School of Dance!

The School of Dance is one of the leading modern dance programs in the United States. As such, our students are often invited to perform elsewhere in the country. Travel scholarship funds help our students participate in such events. Recently, Lar Lubovitch invited our students to perform A Brahms Symphony at the Joyce Theater as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration. Here our students will share the stage with the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Joffrey Ballet. Travel scholarship funds provide students the means to participate in incredible opportunities like this, and more!

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Film and Video Studies Scholarships

Show your support for Film and Video Studies!

Scholarships for our film students make a big difference in their lives and careers. Scholarships provide opportunities that would otherwise be unobtainable and allow future artists the education needed to prepare them to succeed. Make your impact by donating today!
 

Luke Hellyer

Luke is a junior in the Film and Video Studies program. In his first year, Luke was accepted into the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Student Film Studies program, a 3-Day intensive designed to connect students with the film industry in a festival environment. In the summer of 2016 he interned for the Media Center of the Democratic National Committee, spending a week at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Currently Luke has created the first two episodes of a documentary series titled Journeys of an Immigrant, which follows the stories of college students who have immigrated to America to study.

“I chose to come to Mason because I was so impressed at the level of education that was accessible for me at a school so far away from home. Scholarships have impacted me by allowing me to chase my dreams of a college degree at a lower cost.”

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Computer Game Design Scholarships

Show your support for Computer Game Design!

Scholarships for our game design students make a big difference in their lives and careers. Scholarships provide opportunities that would otherwise be unobtainable and allow future artists the education needed to prepare them to succeed. Make your impact by donating today!

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Center for the Arts Goal: 40 Gifts

Modernize the Monson Grand Tier

The Center for the Arts offers a Pre-Performance Discussion before nearly every Great Performances at Mason event on the Monson Grand Tier (formerly Grand Tier III). These talks, led by artists and/or local experts, offer insight into the upcoming performance and are free to all ticket holders. Help us enhance this experience by modernizing the Monson Grand Tier. Your gift will aid in the purchase of a new projector, updated lighting fixtures, and audio equipment. Bring arts education to the com

Above: Pre-performance discussion in the Monson Grand Tier, Center for the Arts

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Matching/Challenge Gifts
  • The first $500 given to the account will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous member of the Friends of the Center for the Arts
  • Louis Delair will give $400 if the 40 gift goal is reached before midnight
  • An anonymous member of the Friends of the Center for the Arts will give $250 if 10 gifts are made during the hour of 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Hylton Performing Arts Center Goal: $3,000

Veterans and the Arts Initiative

Since 2014, the Veterans and the Arts Initiative has worked collaboratively with community organizations to provide lasting connections to the arts and strong social support for our veterans. With your support, we can continue to serve as a center for advancement of community engagement through the arts.

As of 2017, the Veterans and the Arts Initiative provides your-round programming that includes workshop series and special events. We are now receiving a lot of interest and participation from the children of Veterans and Service members. With further support, the Veterans and the Arts Initiative could increase its programming to further meet the direct needs of military children, which could directly impact the needs and interests of the military community while parents are on active duty, transitioning to civilian life, or pursuing their post-military careers as veterans.

Arts programs specifically geared towards children and teenagers would focus on developing a positive sense of well-being, support social interactions, and increase community engagement through the arts.

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Matching/Challenge Gifts

The first $3,000 donated will be matched dollar for dollar by J. Barrows

Green Machine Goal: 50 Gifts

Help Doc spread the rock!

With nine different ensembles, including a world-class drumline, fife and drum ceremonial corps, winterguard, and the NCAA ranked #1 pep band in the nation, the Green Machine Ensembles continue to spread the power of the Mason Nation throughout the world. 

These ensembles require incredible amounts of equipment to travel with them and a way to move that equipment from event to event. Help the Green Machine Ensembles continue to run like a well-oiled machine by supporting the purchase of a new 16-foot box truck. Help Doc spread the rock!

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Matching/Challenge Gift

Brian Jones will give $5,000 if the 50 gift goal is reached before midnight.

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