Gary and Eleanor Shumaker Endowed Scholarship History and Art History

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. 

2023 Awardee

Sean Simmons

Sean Simmons

BA History

Sean Simmons is a history major from Loudoun County, Virginia, pursuing a bachelor's of arts and an accelerated master's of arts, and they are a senior graduating this semester. Sean is passionate about history and social justice, with their coursework focusing on critical social history and feminist/anti-racist literature. They hope to use their skills and education to meaningfully add to the mainstream history narrative through public history education.