George Mason Memorial Society Endowed Scholarship History and Art History

The George Mason Memorial Society Endowed Scholarship was established in 1997 by the George Mason Memorial Society and funded by multiple donors. The endowment serves to perpetuate the ideals and contributions to American life of the university’s namesake, George Mason IV of Gunston Hall. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to worthy students who seek knowledge of our heritage in preparation for service as citizens in the future. One award will be made annually to an undergraduate history major whose work and interests reflect the legacy of George Mason and the nature of human rights in society, to supplement tuition costs for the recipient’s senior year. 

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.