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.
James is a senior, majoring in history with a concentration in public history. Before transferring to George Mason University, he received an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Northern Virginia Community College. He has lived in Northern Virginia for most of his life. After graduating, James hopes to find a job in the museum field and is interested in becoming a curator. His area of interest at the moment is the United States during the 19th century.