Why Give?

Be the Difference in a Student’s Life

Giving back to the Costello College of Business offers alumni, and friends of Mason, the opportunity to help shape our future.

There are few ways to give back that is as meaningful as donating to a scholarship. The support donors provide to students assists them in completing their degree, where in some instances, they would not have been able to continue without this financial support. The generosity of donors is always met with great gratitude by student recipients. By providing students with this opportunity, we help contribute towards creating a better future for everyone.

How your gifts help students:

  • July 1, 2024
    Rachel Absolu, a senior studying accounting at the Donald G. Costello College of Business at George Mason University, was awarded the Kearney and Company Scholarship in Accounting for the academic year of 2023–2024. Accounting alumnus Jae Hoon Jeong, who graduated in December 2023, received the Accounting Excellence Scholarship and James R. Beers Endowed Scholarship during his final academic year.
  • November 28, 2023
    The scholarship luncheon, held each fall by the Donald G. Costello College of Business at George Mason University, brings together scholarship donors with the student recipients of those scholarships. On Tuesday, November 7, the latest group of donors and awardees gathered to build connections and share inspiration.
  • April 7, 2023
    Accounting undergraduate student Natalie Nguyen continues to address the needs of others while experiencing her own personal growth during her academic journey at the School of Business.
  • March 3, 2023
    Always helping underserved communities both near and far, Venkat Kodumudi, MBA ’10, and his wife Dr. Mysore Maitri have founded the Prema Endowed Scholarship to support School of Business students at the institution that they greatly value.
  • January 17, 2023
    Emerging Business Leader Award recipient Kimberly Biscoe chose Mason's MBA program to help her take her career to the next level.
  • January 9, 2023
    Part of the reason why John Jin chose Mason was to alleviate financial burdens. Receiving the Emerging Business Leader Award scholarship is a major boost in that effort.
  • November 7, 2022
    “The foundation for the success that I’m experiencing today came from my Mason education,” says Jason Chesky, BS Finance ’12. To help current George Mason University finance students build foundations of their own, he established the Jason M. Chesky Endowed Scholarship. Knowing full-well how challenging the cost of higher education can be to some, and the barriers it can create, Chesky wanted to make things a little easier for students and allow them the opportunity to  focus on their education.
  • November 1, 2022
    Despite living and working in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Michael VanPatten, MBA ’90, never lost touch with Mason. Immediately receptive to post-graduation calls from the alumni relations team, he was eager to connect with alumni and assist students in attaining an MBA. The positive experience he had at Mason, with instructors who had working knowledge in the areas they were teaching, encouraged his continued engagement.
  • October 27, 2022
    Reflecting on his career path in the three decades following his graduation from George Mason University, George Cabalu, BA Economics ’92, is grateful that he chose the green and gold. In fact, with the university rapidly climbing ranks across the board, his degree has never been more valuable. Cabalu, who is now a Managing Director at Wells Fargo Advisors, is extending a helping hand to students by establishing the Cabalu Scholarship Endowment, geared toward School of Business students of Asian descent and from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • October 20, 2022
    With the daytime dedicated to her nine-to-five job and evenings occupied with coursework, the financial support that Kaylene Green, BS Accounting & Legal Studies ’87, received from her employer was integral to her success. Now the president and CEO of Flagship Government Relations, Inc., she makes sure to return the favor, supporting the business students of her alma mater.
  • December 15, 2021
    Always looking for an edge, Giovanni Rodriguez would scan website after website for scholarships and other opportunities. His persistence paid off when he was announced as the undergraduate recipient for the Emerging Business Leader Award in 2021.
  • December 1, 2021
    After graduating from the School of Business with her BS in accounting, Melissa Perera returned to complete her masters and get another leg up on her competition. Perera’s hard work was rewarded with the 2021 Graduate Division Emerging Business Leader Award.