Giving Day is April 8!

Mason’s annual Giving Day will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Giving Day is a day for the Mason community to come together to make a direct impact on students’ lives by supporting scholarships, research endeavors, and other academic or financial needs.

This year, the Libraries is focusing on supporting our students by raising funds for three initiatives: the Libraries’ Student Research Endowment, the Student Assistant Scholarship Endowment, and the Center for Mason Legacies. These priorities provide research and work opportunities for students that help them gain valuable skills for their future careers.

The Libraries’ Student Research Endowment will provide recognition and monetary support for Mason students by funding a new Graduate Student Fellowship and a new Undergraduate Student Research Prize each academic year, once the endowment is fully funded. The University Libraries’ Advisory Board made a combined challenge to launch the initiative in 2020, and with additional support, we will fully fund the endowment in 2021.

The Student Assistant Scholarship Endowment enables the Libraries to recognize and support student assistants who have demonstrated outstanding work performance in the University Libraries while meeting the academic requirements of their coursework at Mason. The purpose of the endowment is to award scholarships each year to provide assistance to undergraduate student employees with their educational expenses at Mason.

Gifts to the Center for Mason Legacies fund allow the Libraries to provide stipends for graduate and undergraduate student assistants, offer internship opportunities, and engage students in public programing and community outreach – all in support of the center’s mission to examine the legacy of George Mason IV in its many dimensions and its enduring impact on American history.

Each gift to the Libraries makes a direct impact in the life of our students. We hope you will consider joining us on Giving Day!

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