Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship Opportunity

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The Virginia FCCLA Leadership Foundation is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to current juniors, seniors, first-year graduate students, or career-switchers enrolled at a Virginia college or university. The focus of the scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) or a related field, with the intention of becoming an FCS teacher and FCCLA adviser.

Many students entering Family & Consumer Sciences Education will often major in a related FCS content area and will then pick up the teaching endorsement.

Related FCS majors for this scholarship include:

  • Child Development and Parenting
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education and Services and Pre-K Education
  • Economics and Personal Finance
  • Education – Grades 6-12
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Family and Human Services
  • Family Relations
  • Fashion Design
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
  • Housing and Interior Design
  • Individual Development
  • Nutrition and Wellness/Dietetics

Students who are not planning to enter FCS teaching at the middle or high school level should not apply.

Complete the application below and email it to Completed applications are due on or before November 1, 2023


Graduate Teaching Professional Development

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Are you a graduate student in a teaching role? This semester, there are two professional development opportunities to enhance your skills as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Graduate Lecturer (GL), or postdoc scholar. Read below to find out more about the Graduate Teaching Academy starting on Friday, 9/8, and the Graduate Teaching Training in MasonLeaps! 

Graduate Teaching Academy 

The Graduate Teaching Academy encourages participants to connect their scholarly activities with career and professional training centered on skill development. With face-to-face meetings and online modules, students will have opportunities to work with peers from different disciplines, building a community of support and development as they gain practical skills. Participants will work to create challenging and stimulating learning environments, while attending growth-based trainings providing personal enhancement.  

Through a series of monthly face-to-face meetings, students will learn about communication styles in the classroom, assignment design, consideration for classroom activities in online classroom environments and climate, and have access to online modules on grading, assessments, and providing student feedback, and much more. Sessions start on Friday, 9/8, so register now!  

For more information about the Graduate Teaching Academy, contact

Graduate Teaching Training 

The new Graduate Teaching Training has launched in MasonLeaps! This online training module serves to introduce appropriate and relevant instructional support and resources, including pragmatic considerations and tools for graduate teaching assistants, graduate lecturers, and postdocs across Mason’s campuses.  

Success as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Graduate Lecturer (GL), or postdoc scholar depends on creating a welcoming, well-resourced learning environment. The Graduate Teaching Training, fitting within a bigger picture of graduate preparation at Mason, serves to elevate the overall student experience in the classroom. Register in MasonLeaps!  

Contact with questions. 


Presidential Management Fellowship Info Session

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Apply for the Presidential Management Fellows Program

Information Session Monday, September 11, 2023
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Virtual on Zoom

Applications open Sept. 12-25

The Presidential Management Fellowship program is the premier program for leadership development in the Federal civil service. This two-year fellowship was established to attract to federal services outstanding individuals who have a clear interest in, and commitment to excellence in, the leadership and management of public policies and programs. If you are planning to apply or simply want to learn more about the program, please mark your calendars for the upcoming information session. Schar School alumni selected as Presidential Management Fellows will also be on hand to discuss their experiences with the program. 

This Event is Only Available to Current Graduate Students and Alumni of Graduate Programs. 

Date:  Monday, September 11, 2023 

Time:  6:30pm – 8:00pm 

Location:  Virtual Event (on Zoom) 

Register:  Handshake ( 


Now Hiring AMP Mentors for Fall 2023

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The Mason Early Identification Program (EIP) and Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) are looking for undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in working with the middle and high school student populations, tutoring, mentoring, and giving back to the Northern Virginia community for the Fall 2023 semester. Learn more about this AMP Mentor position below, and apply on Mason360 by August 27, 2023 (Priority Application Deadline) or September 4, 2023 (General Application Deadline). 

About AMP Mentors: 

The AMP Mentors will play an integral role in supporting the delivery of academic supports needed for academic and personal success at over 25 different tutoring sites. These supports comprise of academic coaching, academic assistance, and ultimately helping EIP students realize their academic potential. AMP Mentors will report directly to the Assistant Director and Associate Director at EIP. This will be an in-person position for Fall 2023 with starting pay of $14/hour.

Note: transportation to sites is provided for those who do not have their own transportation. 

  • Undergraduate/Graduate students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 
  • Able to provide academic assistance to students in English, Math, Science, History, and/or other subjects 
  • Able to work with minors and pass a Mason background check in addition to county/school background checks 

How to Apply: 

Complete the application via Mason 360: 

  • Priority Application Deadline: August 27, 2023 
  • General Application Deadline: September 4, 2023 
  • Interviews Begin: August 28, 2023 

Submit the following documents through the online application: 

  • Resume 
  • Unofficial Mason Transcript 
  • Fall 2023 Class Schedule 

Questions? Email Aaron Muz or Dr. Mia Hines 


International Buddy Program Accepting Applications

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The International Buddy Program (IBP) is a collaboration between the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) and INTO Mason and aims to build cross-cultural relationships between Mason’s international and domestic students while enjoying a variety of campus events and activities together. It is a great way to help international students feel more familiar with the campus and the Mason community, as well as to help American students explore the many different cultures represented among our international student population. This program is built on a foundation of conversation, cultural exchange, and friendship. We hope you can join us! 

The application period for Fall 2023 is open through September 4, 2023 

Application link:  

Learn more about why to participate, eligibility requirements, and what the program entails by visiting the official IBP website here

International Buddy Program Fall 2023 Flyer