School of Education - George Mason University

Spring 2021 Joan Packer Isenberg Scholarship

Opportunity for Mason CEHD ASTL Master’s Degree Candidates

We are pleased to announce that the Joan Packer Isenberg Scholarship is being offered for the spring 2021 semester. This $1,000 scholarship award recognizes an exemplary ASTL Master’s degree candidate who is seeking to improve the lives of learners through advanced professional development in the Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) Program.

Eligible applicants are currently enrolled in ASTL courses and must have completed a minimum of five credits, which must include EDUC 612 (2 credits) and one additional Core or Concentration course (3 credits), of their program coursework.

The purpose of the ASTL program is to develop:

  1. research-focused, student-centered teacher leaders whose teaching practice is focused on providing equity and access for all learners and aligned with the five Core Propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS);
  2. teacher expertise in a selected content area;
  3. competent, knowledgeable, critically-reflective professionals who support P-12 learning, work collaboratively with colleagues, families, and communities; and
  4. teachers’ effective cultural and linguistic practices that impact student learning and support change agency in schools and classrooms.

For full consideration, submit your complete application by Thursday, December 10, 2020*.

A complete application will include a personal information form, uploaded unofficial Mason transcripts, and an uploaded applicant statement (statement prompt and details are included in the application link). All materials must be submitted at one time. Incomplete applications and additional materials will not be accepted. To access the online application, please go to:

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Please contact the CEHD Student and Academic Affairs office at 703-993-2080 or if you have any questions.

*Although it is our intent to have scholarship awards credited to the recipient’s account prior to the tuition payment deadline for spring 2021, it is the recipient’s responsibility to ensure full tuition payment is made by this date to avoid late fees.