To support fellowships for Economics students
Recipient will be a full time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in economics; will qualify on basis of merit and/or need; and may be an in-state or out-of-state student. The scholarship is renewable, subject to the availability of funds. For scholarship renewal, the recipient must continue to meet the criteria above.
Dr. Bloch was a faculty member and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Economics. This award was established in 2001 in memory of Dr. Howard R. Bloch by his wife, Doris Bloch, and others, to honor his legacy of commitment to teaching and dedication to his students and the George Mason Community.
Both the scholarship and award benefit students of economics. For the scholarship, recipients must be a full-time undergraduate majoring in economics and may be an in-state or out-of-state student. Recipient will qualify on the basis of need and academic merit. The scholarship is renewable, for renewal the recipient must reapply each year, maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, and continue to meet the other criteria above.
Award criteria: Recipient will be an undergraduate with at least a 3.65 GPA in economics courses at George Mason University. Recipient will have at least 18 hours in economics courses at the university, and have at least an overall 3.5 GPA with at least 45 total hours at George Mason University. The award is open to all undergraduates, including students graduating in May and August, as well as those who have graduated the previous December. For those December graduates, they must have completed 60 total hours at George Mason University, with 27 of those hours in economics.
Current students may apply for this scholarship through the Office of Financial Aid Award Spring portal.
Established in 2006 by Randolph W. Church, Jr. and Lucy C. Church, ’81, MPA ’86 to attract outstanding students majoring in English, history, modern languages, philosophy, psychology, political sciences, humanities, or economics. Mr. Church, an attorney, is a former rector of the Board of Visitors and former trustee of the George Mason University Foundation. Mrs. Church, a former trustee of the foundation and a former faculty member, is an alumna of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- Be an incoming freshman with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and a strong record of scholastic achievement in college preparatory courses;
- Be a full-time undergraduate student;
- Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia;
- Show unusual promise of superior scholastic achievement in the opinion of the college dean;
- and major in one of the following: English, history, modern languages philosophy, psychology or economics.