George Mason Memorial Society Endowed Scholarship History and Art History

Presented to an outstanding history major, giving consideration to his or her cumulative grade point average, academic record within the history major, and the ways in which his or her work and interests reflect on the legacy of George Mason and the nature of human rights in society.

2021 Awardee

Hibba Khan

Hibba Khan


Hibba Khan will be graduating with her bachelor of arts in history in the spring of 2021. She is from Sterling, Virginia and completed all four years of undergrad at George Mason University. She is passionate about post-colonial studies and believes it's critical to be aware of the role that power dynamics and systems of oppression can play in the history discipline; Khan deeply appreciates the efforts of the professors who prioritized this framework while teaching their classes. While in undergrad, she worked as a substitute teacher and as a junior fellow for the Library of Congress, where she did research on data creation and archival practices. After graduating, she will be pursuing her master’s in education and intends to teach history in secondary school.