The Gary and Eleanor Shumaker Endowed Scholarship for a High School History Instructor/Scholar was established to provide undergraduate scholarships for students majoring in History and intend to pursue their graduate work in History at Mason in order to obtain certification as a secondary school social studies teacher.
Hunter Shenk is from Fauquier County here in Virginia, where he attended Fauquier High school before applying to George Mason University. He is currently a fourth-year student at George Mason University graduating this spring. He is graduating with a bachelor of arts in history with a concentration in global history and a regional focus on East Asia and a minor in Japanese studies. After he graduates in the spring, he is planning to remain at George Mason University to obtain a master's degree in history. He aspires to one day work teaching history at the K12 level.