College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Student Awards 2015-2016

Graduate Awards

Dean's Challenge Fellowship | View all previous awardees »

The Dean's Challenge Fellowship recognizes exceptional graduate students who have excelled while making academically-challenging choices.

  • Jennifer Green, PhD - Psychology
  • Julie Grieco, PhD - Criminology, Law and Society
  • Megann Kaiser, MA - Global Affairs
  • Brenda MacArthur, PhD - Communication
  • James Meaden, MA - Psychology
  • Alisa Russell, MA - English
  • Xiaoyun Wu, MA - Criminology, Law and Society

Undergraduate Awards

Dean's Challenge Scholarship | View all previous awardees »

The Dean's Challenge Scholarship recognizes exceptional undergraduate students who have excelled while making academically-challenging choices.

  • Natalia Arancibia, English
  • Dillon Berger, Philosophy
  • Vanessa Cardenas, Global Affairs
  • Morgan Ellison, History, Russian, Eurasian Studies
  • Mark Cameron Hatcher, Psychology
  • Ghizlane Moustaid, Global Affairs
  • Sarah Solano, Criminology, Law and Society

First-Sweitzer Scholarship | View all previous awardees »

The First-Sweitzer Scholarship is given to an academically outstanding first-year, full-time student. This renewable award is funded through the generosity of Douglas First and Sandra Sweitzer First.

  • Tanner Clarke

Freshman Academic Achievement Scholarship | View all previous awardees »

The Freshman Academic Achievement Scholarship is awarded to first-time freshmen who have excelled academically at George Mason University.

  • Amber Dube, Global Affairs
  • Lillie Field, Integrative Studies
  • Clinton Fitzgerald, Integrative Studies
  • Fatma Gdoura, Economics
  • Gary Hooker, Psychology
  • Reiwan Hussein, Philosophy and Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Ankush Kumar, Criminology, Law and Society
  • Amir Rachmat-Jones, Communication and Global Affairs
  • Tamera Toney, Psychology
  • Sasha Toophanie, Criminology, Law and Society

Robert R. Thomas, Jr. Scholarship | View all previous awardees »

The Robert R. Thomas Jr. Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate transfer student with exceptional academic achievements during the first semester at George Mason University.

  • Sierra Johnson, Creative Writing

Scott A. Duane and Jami L. Duane-Brady Scholarship | View all previous awardees »

The Scott A. Duane and Jami L. Duane-Brady Scholarship was established in 2012. It is awarded annually to an undergraduate student who has overcome a challenge to get to or succeed in college. It is funded through the generosity of Jerry D. and Turla E. Duane in memory of their son Scott and in honor of their daughter Jami.

  • Erica Perez, Criminology, Law and Society

Mary's Scholarship for Homelessness Awareness and Advocacy | View all previous awardees »

Rewards a student's service project and/or academic research work on homelessness awareness and advocacy.

  • Jaskiran Kaur, Psychology
  • Makiyyah Wilson, Human Development and Family Science
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