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New Real Estate Scholarship for Grad Students

Incoming students in Mason's MS in Real Estate Development program now have the opportunity to apply for the new Peterson Family Scholarship, which will award $5,000 to one incoming student each fall.

The new scholarship was established by Jon Peterson, principal of real estate development firm Peterson Companies. Peterson is a member of both the Mason Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and the George Mason University Board of Visitors.

“This scholarship allows us to recognize and reward talented new students by financially supporting their professional development through the pursuit of a Master of Science in Real Estate Development," said Kat Grimsley, director of the MS in Real Estate Development program and associate director of the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship at Mason.

The Peterson Family Scholarship will be awarded each fall to recognize one incoming MS in Real Estate Development student who reflects the Peterson Companies’ dedication to developing thriving communities that offer a sense of place. Preference will be given to Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland residents with at least two years of professional work experience in some sector of the commercial real estate development industry.

Peterson Companies is dedicated to developing communities in the Washington, D.C., area that offer a sense of place. Whether enhancing existing neighborhoods or developing from the ground up, Peterson Companies’ track record of creativity, problem solving, and resilience is reflected in a portfolio bustling with life – and thriving.

Designed for professionals in real estate, Mason’s Master in Real Estate Development is a cross-disciplinary master's degree in real estate development drawing on the expertise of faculty members within the School of Business, Schar School of Policy and Government, and Volgenau School of Engineering. The MS in Real Estate Development program provides students with the developer’s perspective on relevant issues, including civil engineering, finance, and public policy and prepares you to take a leading role.

August 7, 2017 / Adapted from a story by Jennifer Anzaldi