President’s Message

Thank you for joining us at our Diversity Scholarship Golf Classic. As the largest public research university in Virginia, Mason is committed to helping first-generation college students find an accessible pathway to higher education.

Our 21st annual golf outing brings together the university and our community partners to both celebrate and demonstrate our shared commitment to accessibility and scholarships at Mason through the Early Identification Program (EIP) and the Student Transition Empowerment Program (STEP).

Mason students come from 130 countries, making it one of the most diverse campuses in the nation. More than 25 percent of our graduates in Spring 2015 were the first in their families to earn a degree from a four-year university.

The value of a Mason degree has never been greater. In February, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education elevated Mason into the group of the most prestigious research universities in the country.

Excellence and access go hand in hand at George Mason University. Your continued support of EIP and STEP scholarships has resulted in a generation of success stories.

Here’s to another 20 years.


Ángel Cabrera
President, George Mason University