Art Scholarship Fund

The School of Art has numerous student scholarship opportunities. These scholarships directly assist support emerging artists through tuition support. Please consider joining these generous donors by contributing to contributing to our scholarship awards.

My scholarships have changed my life completely. I cannot stress enough how daunting tuition is. Knowing that I am privileged to make art every day at an institution that embraces my passion is empowering.—Lauren Day, BFA Graphic Design, 2021

Art Program Support

Support for the School of Art goes to equipment purchases, visiting artists programs, faculty initiatives, and many other areas. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our program to continue the School of Art's legacy as a first-class resource for student and alumni artists.

Lauren Day
Lauren Day, BFA 2021

"I couldn’t choose just any university because, alone, I could not afford school. I did, however, always have a vision for myself. I have always wanted to work in D.C. as a graphic designer; making powerful work for organizations that want to make a difference. For a long time, I was not in school due to financial limitations. During my hiatus I continued creating art and doing commission work. I never let my art die. These works became the portfolio I would inevitably submit to George Mason University.... I was accepted into their BFA program and granted a tremendous award that literally made my dream plausible. I chose George Mason because their location is just outside of D.C., their art program is extensive...and most importantly, because George Mason believed in me."

Fundraising Events

The College of Visual and Performing Arts hosts a signature event each September that directly supports student scholarships across the College. Please consider attending or sponsoring ARTS by George!.

Contact Director of Development, Susan Graziano, for more information about supporting the program.

Ways to Give

  • Contribute by credit card through a secure portal.
  • Contribute by check, payable to the George Mason University Foundation. You may specify in the memo field where you would like the funds allocated:
    • Art Support Fund (supports equipment, visiting artist programs, and special projects).
    • Art Scholarship Fund (for scholarship support only).

Mail to:

Development Office
College of Visual & Performing Arts
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS4C1
Fairfax, VA 22030

Professor Michael McDermott demonstrating a manual printing machine from the Letterpress Studio to guests at ARTS by George! 2022.
At ARTS by George! 2022, Assistant Professor Michael McDermott demonstrates to guests an old hand-pulled showcard press that prints folded note cards. The prints were made from laser cut blocks that represented each of the CVPA academic units as an emoji. Guests were able to choose which area they wanted to print and then pull the print themselves.
Sarah Kladler
Sarah Kladler, BFA Art Ed, 2019 / Masters of Arts in Teaching, 2020
Sarah Kladler, BFA Art Ed, 2019 / Masters of Arts in Teaching, 2020

"I chose Mason because of its Art Education program and the quality of the schools in the area. After being accepted into UVA, I was torn between which school to pick, but ultimately decided that participating in Mason’s art program, especially after I was given a 4-year scholarship, was too great of an offer to turn down. I would not be able to afford school if I had not received scholarships.... Without the generosity from Mason and its donors, I would not be able to afford to fulfill my dreams."