George Mason University is Virginia’s largest and most diverse public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 38,000 students from 130 countries and 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation, entrepreneurship and commitment to provide academic opportunities for students of all backgrounds.
% enrolled undergraduates that are minority students
% enrolled undergraduates that are Latinx students
Scholarship opportunities for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
The First Gen, Next Gen Scholarship Fund: https://ulife.gmu.edu/students/first-generation-next-generation-fund/ ;
DACA Renewal Award: https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/eligibility/undocumented-daca-students;
DREAM Scholarship (School of Business);
Stay Mason Student Support Fund – Student Emergency Assistance for all students; Financial Aid – In place of the FAFSA, returning DACA students may submit the Alternate Needs Assessment Form to the Financial Aid Office by the March 1 (deadline for required documents).
Support services for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
The Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment (formerly the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education) offers many support services for Latinx, first generation, and other underrepresented populations. Examples include the Student Transition Empowerment Program, The First Living Learning Community (LLC and VLC), the First Gen Peer Mentoring Program, and regular student-led UndocuAlly training. Student organizations include: UndocuMason, F1rst Gen Mason, Hispanic Latino Leadership Association, Aguilas Mentoring Program, Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Hispanic Student Association, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad, Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, and Mariposas Mentoring Program.