Bragging Rights: Mason Students Receive Scholarships

Posted: March 3, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: March 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Among the Mason students who have recently received scholarships are the following:

Sree Ram Mohanan, a computer engineering major and new member of the George Mason University chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), was awarded a Merit Award scholarship of $1,000.

The scholarships are awarded to only 50 outstanding new NSCS members nationwide.

“We read hundreds of applications for this award, and Sree Ram’s truly stood out,” said Thomas Locke, member of the NSCS Scholarship Review Committee.

Recipients were chosen based on their essays, extracurricular activities, recommendation letter and demonstration of commitment to and knowledge of the NSCS mission statement and ideals.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization for high-achieving freshmen and sophomores at 240 universities nationwide.

Junior Bryan Eaddy, an information technology major, won a $250 scholarship to help with the cost of books and study supplies.

NSCS awarded the scholarship in collaboration with Ernst & Young.

Eaddy plans on becoming either a project manager or a certified information systems security professional after graduation. He was born in Carson, Calif., but was raised in Springfield, Va., where he currently resides. Outside of academics, volunteering and work, Eaddy plays football for Mason’s club team.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the George Mason University chapter of NSCS, founded in 1999, was awarded silver STAR status last summer.

STAR status is determined by chapter program success, community service, member engagement and on-campus involvement.

The award provided a $100 Chapter Scholarship to go toward funding chapter programs.

Jennifer Mints Chen, a graduate psychology student, won a $1,000 Resolve to Evolve Scholarship from She wrote an essay arguing that general education requirements should include life skills to help students get and keep jobs after graduation.

Her essay is posted on the web site.

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