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. 

2024 Awardee

Andrew Snowman

Andrew Snowman

Andrew is a first-generation college student from Orland, Maine. He transferred to George Mason University in fall 2022, after earning his Associate of Arts in liberal studies from Eastern Maine Community College. Andrew is entering into the senior year of his bachelor's in history this upcoming fall semester. He has a concentration in public history and double minor in Spanish and ancient history & Mediterranean archaeology. He found his study abroad opportunities to France, Spain, and Poland to be some of the most influential experiences in his life thus far, pushing him to want to work and live abroad upon completion of graduate school. When not studying, Andrew enjoys traveling the world with his wife and being a volunteer docent for Fairfax City’s Office of Historic Resources at Historic Blenheim and the Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer House.