Mason Now: Power the Possible

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This is where it starts for every Mason undergraduate and hundreds of graduate students every year. But we're about more than starting points, and we don't believe in endpoints. We believe in discovery and transformation, and we're focused on whatever's next. 

At the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) we embrace the fact that everyone who comes to Mason—students, faculty, and staff—has their own unique story and distinct aspirations. We value those stories by meeting people where they are. We elevate those aspirations by giving students the tools they need to turn dreams into realities. 

We invite you to join us in helping turn our students' dreams of future success into reality. Together we can continue to power the possible. 



Students begin their educational journey from vastly different starting points. A Mason education is made possible for many of our undergraduate and graduate students because of donors like you who have experienced what is is like to be first in their families to attend college; whose paths were changed by an internship, research opportunity, or experiential program; and who remember what it is like for finances to be a barrier to success.

• Merit and need-based scholarships • Unpaid internships in any industry • 
Professional and career development • Unpaid internships with nonprofit organizations • Emergency scholarships • Research support for undergraduate and graduate students •  Scholarships for adult learners •


Our faculty conducts research of consequence and provides rich educational experiences for our undergraduate and graduate students. With the community's support, our teaching and research lead to action that advances academic disciplines, improves communities, and impacts our world. 

• Endowed chair and faculty positions • Innovative research support • Program support for projects and initiatives • 

Your commitment is an investment in our students and our community. 

Contact the CHSS Development and Alumni Relations team to help turn our students' dreams to reality.