Scholar Spotlight

Scholar Spotlight


Name: Stacy Maravi

Major: Bioengineering

Stacy builds community at George Mason as a Mason Ambassador and EIP Academic mentor, inspiring prospective students to Choose Mason! She also participates in undergraduate research at the Mason SciTech campus. Learn more about Stacy's experience as a University Scholar!




“Being a University Scholar has been a really nice experience. My closest friends are Scholars and they help me build up confidence and to keep reaching my goals.”  - Stacy



Name: Celine Apenteng

Major: Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Celine is an active member of the George Mason community, devoting her time as Speaker of the Student Government. She is also a member of the Student Funding Board, working to ensure that all student organizations' needs are addressed. Learn more about Celine's experience as a University Scholar!




“Being a University Scholar has given me the freedom to partake in anything I please. I am not bounded by student debt so I can take the risk of going out and taking different internships, jobs, and be a part of programs both on and off campus that I don’t think I would have been able to do had I not had a scholarship.”  - Celine



Name: Elise Mertz

Major: English

Elise is a dedicated member of the Honors College community, serving as a member of the Honors College Recruitment Team. She also participates in Honors College Connects, which provides students with an opportunity to help local nonprofits. Learn more about Elise's experience as a University Scholar!




“Being a University Scholar has been very influential in my life at Mason and I am super grateful to have this opportunity. It has been a great program, especially for getting connected to peers right away.“  - Elise




Name: Drake Leach

Major:  Musical Theater

Drake serves as a Peer Mentor, supporting and guiding freshman Honors College students taking Honors 110. He also participates in professional theatrical productions on and off-campus, including a performance of "She Loves Me!" at Signature Theater in VA. Learn more about Drake's experiences as a University Scholar!



“There is a lot of value in having a built-in group of friends when you come to Mason and having people that you know will put in effort the same way you have and put a lot of attention towards their academics.” - Drake