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  • Program Terms: Cycle 1 (WT/SP/CY), Cycle 2 (SM/FL/AY)
  • Restrictions: Mason applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.0 Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office
Program Description:
Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives Scholarship


The Global Perspectives Scholarship is a need- and merit-based scholarship open to George Mason University students participating in a Global Education Office (GEO) sponsored summer or winter program ONLY.  Scholarship awards are designed to supplement a student's funds during the program.


In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a degree-seeking Mason student (undergraduate or graduate) at time of application
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 at time of application
  • Active application to a Global Education Office (GEO) program by scholarship application deadline


Application Requirements

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must complete the Questionnaire for GEO Scholarships. In completing the Questionnaire, applicants must address the following information:

  • Financial need including any financial circumstances they would like to share with the scholarship committee
  • How the selected study abroad program will enhance personal, academic, and career goals

Scholarship applicants must also have an active program application before they will be considered for the scholarship. 

Selection Process

Recipients will be selected twice per year:

  • Scholarship Cycle 1 – Applicants for winter programs
  • Scholarship Cycle 2 – Applicants for summer programs 
Scholarship awards range from approximately $250 to $1000, vary based on the strength of the student's application, and are subject to the availability of funds. 

In carefully considering applications, the Global Education Office (GEO) Scholarship Committee looks for applicants who have a strong academic record, demonstrate financial need, and are passionate about study abroad and their programs in particular. 
Recipients and non-recipients will be notified about the scholarship award decision prior to final exams.

Disbursement and Use of Funds

Recipients must sign and comply with GEO’s Scholarship Terms and Conditions. Once students sign the Terms and Conditions, scholarship awards are processed. Funds are posted to Mason student accounts and become available for the program term according to financial aid rules and regulations.
If a student cancels participation in the program prior to departure, scholarship funds will not be posted to the student’s account or, if posted, will be removed and the award cancelled.  If the program is cancelled, scholarship funds posted to the student’s account will be removed and the award cancelled. In the event that a student withdraws from and fails to complete the study abroad program, the student will be required to return the scholarship in full to the Global Education Office.

GEO’s Scholarship Policies and Requirements

Students are invited to apply for all of the Global Education Office (GEO) scholarships for which they are eligible. The Global Education Office (GEO) is committed to assisting as many students as possible. Therefore, preference will be given to students with financial need and/or who have not received previous funding from the Global Education Office (GEO). 

During or upon return from the study abroad program, GEO scholarship recipients are required to provide the following:

  • Submit one High-Quality video (raw version) or photo representing their time and experiences abroad during their stay and/or no later than 30 days after their return; AND 
  • Participate in one GEO activity determined in consultation with GEO staff. This can include writing a blog post or reflection, sharing photographs, assisting with on-campus events and activities, speaking to future program participants via email, or another activity of the student’s choice. 

Contact Information  

For questions or additional information, please contact GEO Staff at

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Cycle 1 (WT/SP/CY) 2022 11/10/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Note: Use this application for programs taking place in winter.
Cycle 2 (SM/FL/AY) 2022 03/10/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.