Internal Funding Resources

The Graduate Division has a pool of funds available to help Mason graduate students earn their degrees and conduct research.

Funding comes from such sources as the Office of the Provost, academic departments, and faculty grants.

  • Graduate Student Travel Fund (open year round): This fund helps cover the costs of doctoral and master’s students attendance at and participation in professional conferences. Proof of payment and attendance is required. Details are available at this link.
  • Graduate Inclusion & Access Scholarship (closed): Open to new, doctoral program applicants for Fall 2024. This scholarship supports the growth and development of an inclusive graduate community at George Mason University. An inclusive graduate student community is an essential strength of George Mason University. This scholarship, awarded on a competitive basis, is available to doctoral students from disadvantaged and/or underrepresented groups in their respective fields of graduate study. After submission of a fall doctoral program application, more information about this scholarship application process, including an application link, will be sent if additional eligibility criteria are met. For eligibility and selection criteria, as well as information on current scholars, please see the Graduate Inclusion and Access Scholarship page.


Note: The Office of Student Financial Aid may direct the non-need-based awards toward lowering your loans, reducing the amount of money you will borrow. For more information about how a non-need-based award may affect your financial aid package, contact the Financial Aid office at 703-993-2000.