The Jacquemin Family Foundation Education Abroad Scholarship
The Jacquemin Family Foundation Education Abroad Scholarship is a need- and merit-based scholarship open to George Mason University students participating in a Global Education Office (GEO) program ONLY. This award is made possible by the generous donation of the Jacquemin Family Foundation and is intended to benefit academically sound Mason students for whom study abroad is unattainable without financial assistance, as confirmed by Mason’s Office of Financial Aid.
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 3.00 at time of application
- Demonstrate financial need
- Active application to a Global Education Office (GEO) program by scholarship application deadline
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must complete the Questionnaire for GEO Scholarships. In completing the Questionnaire, applicants must address the following information:
Scholarship applicants must also have an active program application before they will be considered for the scholarship.
- Financial need including any financial circumstances they wish to share with the scholarship committee
- How the selected study abroad program will enhance their personal, academic, and career goals
- First study abroad experience if applicable
Recipients will be selected twice per year:
- Scholarship Cycle 1 – Applicants for winter, spring break, and spring semester programs
- Scholarship Cycle 2 – Applicants for summer, academic year, and fall semester programs
Scholarships will be in the amount of $1,000 each. Up to twenty awards will be made per year, subject to availability of funds.
Each application is carefully considered by a Scholarship Committee comprised of a representative of the Global Education Office (GEO), a faculty representative, and a Jacquemin scholar alumni. The Committee will evaluate applications according to the following categories in this order of importance:
- Financial need as determined by Mason's Office of Financial Aid
- Academic fit of the study abroad program to the student's goals
- Potential for success/positive impact of experience
- Preference will be given to students who have never studied abroad
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.
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 who have not received previous funding from the Global Education Office (GEO).
During or upon return from the study abroad program, Jacquemin 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
- Submit to GEO a Thank You Letter addressed to Mr. Jacquemin and a written summary of their experiences; AND
- Attend and participate in the Jacquemin Family Reception upon their return, an event which is designed to highlight the education abroad experiences of the recipients and lasts approximately 2 hours; AND
- Participate in one other GEO activity determined in consultation with GEO staff such as writing a blog post or reflection, sharing photographs, assisting with on-campus events and activities, speaking to future program participants either in person or via email, or another activity of the student’s choice.
For questions or additional information, please contact GEO Staff at email@example.com