Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships and Funding

Please visit the below links for information on funding options and scholarships for S-CAR students. 

S-CAR Graduate Scholarships (M.S. and Ph.D. students)

Click above to learn about scholarships through S-CAR for graduate students.

Funding for S-CAR Ph.D. Students

Click above for information on funding options for Ph.D. students.

Mason Fellowships

All S-CAR students are eligible to apply to any fellowship or assistantship through Mason.

The Office of Financial Aid

Click above to for assistance with applying for federal loans and other forms of financial assistance. 

S-CAR Network Forum on Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships

Current students are invited to join the S-CAR Network which has a forum on funding opportunities.

Employment Opportunities

Employment through Mason

Campus job can be found on Mason's Career Opportunities website. 

Employment through S-CAR

S-CAR hires a number of students in part time administrative roles. Look for announcements on the S-CAR Network and within the emailed weekly newsletters.

Connect with S-CAR's Career Advisor Jackie Finch for more career assistance

Travel Funds

GMU Graduate Student Travel Fund

All Mason students may apply to the Graduate Student Travel Fund which covers expenses related to travel to conferences.

S-CAR Travel Fund:

S-CAR has funds to support S-CAR graduate student travel for conferences and workshops to encourage presentations and publications by S-CAR students.  Priority for funding will be given to PhD students, funding requests for MS students will also be reviewed.

In order to be eligible students must have submitted the request first to Mason’s Graduate Student Travel Fund.  Information is available at . If you have already received your max from the GMU GSTF, please include documentation that this is the case as part of your S-CAR funding application.

How to Apply:

1. Students must have submitted a request to the Mason Graduate Student Travel Fund (GSTF) Apply here at

2. Create an account at and fill out an authorization to travel form with expected expenses. 

3. Submit a copy of the GSTF request package and authorization to travel form by email to Brendan Scott (

4. Submit the following e-form found here.

S-CAR will award funding according to the following priority list

    1. Paper Presentation

    2. Poster Presentation

    3. Workshop facilitator

    4. Panel participant

    5. Professional development

The maximum award is $300 per request. 

Following the travel, students will login to and fill out the travel expense reimbursement form and submit it with receipts for reimbursement.

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