Scholarships and Funding

Mason has been ranked in the top 100 of Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine's best values in public colleges in America. 

Apply by the priority scholarship deadline to be considered for scholarships based on the merit of your academic history and professional promise.

Arts Management students graduating from George Mason University

Mason offers a variety of scholarship and financial aid options. Don't let financial issues block your pursuit of your dream career.


Program Scholarships

Mason considers all Arts Management applicants for general university scholarships.

The Arts Management program offers a limited number of scholarships to top incoming students who apply by the priority scholarship deadline. 

The Andy Bursten Memorial Scholarship

Erin Gaffney Memorial Award

Military Scholarships and Education Benefits

In addition to GI Bill assistance, there are education benefits and scholarships available for active military, veterans, and their dependents. The Office of Military Services can assist veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents in obtaining financial aid.

Study Abroad Scholarships and Funding

The International Arts Management Study Abroad Course offers financial aid to those who qualify through Mason Study Abroad.


The Office of Graduate Fellowships provides information on extramural fellowship, scholarship, and grant opportunities to support graduate-level research, study, training, and professional development.

In addition to web-based resources, the office holds information sessions and workshops on fellowship opportunities and provides advising, coaching, and editorial support for Mason graduate students seeking and applying for external funding.


These university employment positions are options for full-time graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA in good academic standing. They include:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship: Students participate in the instruction, advising, and evaluation of undergraduates under faculty supervision.
  • Graduate Research Assistantship: Students participate directly in research or research-support activities under faculty supervision.
  • Graduate Professional Assistantship: Students in a non-teaching, non-research position related to their academic program gain experience, practice, and guidance through work that is strongly linked to their field of study and career path.

Assistantship opportunities are posted in a variety of places, including:

Students can also speak with their advisors for help in finding assistantships and opportunities.

Internal and External Scholarships

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) provides the Mason Scholarship Application for continuing undergraduate students and the Outside Scholarship List for undergraduate and graduate students to browse. OSFA posts scholarship opportunities throughout the year.

International Students

Students who are non-US citizens or non-residents, are not eligible for federal financial aid. However, there are internal and external scholarships available to students, as well as loan options for financing your education. Learn more.

INTO Mason Pathway and English Language Programs

INTO works with Mason to create specialist programs designed specifically for international students. Learn more.