Students

Amanda Hanelli presents her research at the Celebration of Student Scholarship, May 5, 2015
Amanda Hanelli presenting at the Celebration of Student Scholarship, May 5, 2015

The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) is the home of Students as Scholars, and is located in Johnson Center, room 246. 
 
The Mason Graduate is an engaged citizen, a well-rounded scholar, and is prepared to act. Participating in undergraduate research and creative activities prepares you for the world in all these areas. 


OSCAR supports students by:

  • helping them find a project and mentor
  • funding undergraduate research and creative projects
  • providing student travel grants
  • supporting interdisciplinary courses
  • hosting the Celebration of Scholarship
  • sharing information about undergraduate research opportunities

We regularly post news, updates, pictures, and information about off-campus opportunities on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us!
"Regardless of what you end up finding
out, there is so much that you learn from
just trying to do research." - Daniel Bond URSP Awardee, Spring 2012
Important Dates for Students 2015-2016
9/18      Priority applications due for Work Study
             Research Assistantships

11/11    Spring 2016 URSP Applications Due
2/22      Mentoring & Student Excellence Awards
             Nominations Due

2/24      Summer 2016 URSP Applications Due
5/4        5th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship
5/21      OSCAR 5th Year Anniversary Gala
6/1        Fall 2016 URSP Applications Due

             *USTF Applications are accepted throughout
               the year, at least one month prior to travel.

News

Mason Staff and URSP Recipient Watch & Report on Human Rights Trials in Peru

Mason Staff and URSP Recipient Watch & Report on Human Rights Trials in Peru

Monday, January 5, 2015

George Mason University professor Jo-Marie Burt and her protégé, a Mason alumnus and OSCAR URSP recipient Karina Arango, fare constant presence in the courtrooms of Lima, making sure that justice is carried out correctly and transparently in the case of human rights violation by the ruling government that took place in the 1980s in rural Peru. 

Teaching through undergraduate research with Dr. Bethany Usher

Teaching through undergraduate research with Dr. Bethany Usher

Friday, December 19, 2014

Getting students engaged in research is one of the ways we can make their learning experiences more tangible and more profound. In this Teaching Higher Ed podcast, Dr. Bethany Usher talks about what happens when we turn students into scholars. 

URSP Student and Mason Junior Finds His Field of Dreams in Sport History

URSP Student and Mason Junior Finds His Field of Dreams in Sport History

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Peter Kleine originally came to GMU to study history, hoping someday to become a teacher. Then the former high school basketball and golf standout realized that at George Mason, he could combine his love of sport with history through doing research with his mentor Professor Chris Elzey

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