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1. What is the University Scholars Program?»
2. How much is the University Scholarship?»
3. How do I apply to be a University Scholar?»
4. What are the requirements to maintain the scholarship?»
5. How many University Scholars are there?»
6. Do University Scholars take the Honors Curriculum?»
7. Where do the University Scholars live?»

8. When are candidates notified of their offers to become University Scholars?»

From among the candidates invited to be part of the Honors College, a small cadre of the most outstanding students are selected as University Scholars, Mason’s highest academic distinction. Scholars are generally ranked at the very top of their classes and demonstrate accomplishments in both service and leadership.
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The University Scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for full-time enrollment. It is applied directly to tuition and fee costs.

Other scholarships, merit and need-based, may also be applied to the student’s costs.
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The Honors College application is part of the application to George Mason University. To apply, select the Honors and Scholars Program Application box and complete the additional essay.
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University Scholars are expected to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher throughout their academic career at Mason.
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There are approximately 100 University Scholars, with each class averaging about 25 students.
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University Scholars are expected to take advantage of the challenges and opportunities available in the Honors Curriculum.  Honors advising is always available to the University Scholars whether or not they choose the Curriculum.
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Freshman University Scholars are part of an active living and learning community in Eastern Shore, the Honors College Residence, which includes spacious study and common areas and private suites.
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Offers for the University Scholarship will be extended in early February.
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