Programs : Brochure
Monroe "Chip" Whitton Scholarship (Scholarship Program)
- Program Terms: Cycle 1 (WT/SP/CY), Cycle 2 (SM/FL/AY)
- Restrictions: Mason applicants only
- Dates / Deadlines
|Minimum GPA (Undergraduate):||3.0|
|Minimum GPA (Undergraduate):||3.0|
The Monroe "Chip" Whitton Scholarship is a need- and merit-based scholarship open only to George Mason University students participating in a Global Education Office (GEO) sponsored summer program in the United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, or Wales) or Ireland. This scholarship was established in memory of Monroe “Chip” Whitton, a former Alexandria businessman, by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club in recognition of Mr. Whitton’s commitment to Rotary International and to support study abroad particularly in Dundee Scotland, sister city of Alexandria, Virginia.
In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must complete the Questionnaire for GEO Scholarships. In completing the Questionnaire, applicants must address the following information:
Applicants are encouraged to share special circumstances, personal stories, or any other connections that demonstrate why and how they will benefit from the scholarship award and their chosen program in the UK or Ireland.
Scholarship applicants must also have an active program application before they will be considered for the scholarship.
Recipients will be selected once per year during Scholarship Cycle 2 (summer programs).
This scholarship will be awarded to one student in the approximate amount of $800. Scholarship awards are designed to supplement a student's funds during the program and are subject to the availability of funds.
Each application is carefully considered by the Global Education Office (GEO)Scholarship Committee. The Committee looks for applicants who:
Recipients will be selected based on the quality of their responses to the application Questionnaire.
Recipients and non-recipients will be notified about the scholarship award decision prior to final exams.
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.
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:
For questions or additional information, please contact GEO Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Cycle 1 (WT/SP/CY)||2021||10/10/2020 **||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.