The Student Research Endowment for the Libraries

Emily Encarnacion, library student assistant,
in the Special Collections Research Center reading room

In 2020, the University Libraries' Advisory Board proposed to create a new endowment in support of excellence in student research at Mason. To signal their support, they made a combined challenge gift to launch this initiative, and the Libraries began a supporting campaign in Fall 2020.

In 2021, the endowment reached the goal of $25,000 to initially fund the endowment. The Libraries' Student Research Endowment will provide recognition and monetary support for Mason students by funding a new graduate student fellowship and a new undergraduate student research prize each academic year.