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Service to others has long been a part of Muhammad Farhan Babar’s life

“Volunteering has always been a big thing for me,” said the 18-year-old Early Identification Program (EIP) graduate and aspiring computer science major from Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia. “It’s just something I do and it’s really shaped my personality. It’s changed me a lot. It’s shaped how I think, who I am and how I view life.” 

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This freshman isn’t playing it safe

Hazel Cartagena, an incoming freshman at George Mason University, has already taken to heart a piece of advice she received from the university. Well, not from the university specifically, but from some of the faculty she met through Mason’s Early Identification Program (EIP).

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High school graduates head to Mason with scholarships, thanks to Early Identification Program

“As a district, we are grateful for the EIP partnership with George Mason University,” said Eileen Ruzicka, FCPS’s EIP Liaison.  “It has increased access and support for FCPS middle and high school students who are from populations that are historically underrepresented on college campuses, especially those who face challenges caused by poverty, racism and lack of access to resources.”

Eileen Ruzicka

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Meet The Mason Nation : Khaseem Davis

Check out this article on our director Khaseem Davis! Get to know him a little more and his role in EIP.

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Early Identification Program alumnae are first recipients of I-Achieve Scholarship

We congratulate Kristen Alleyne and Elene Lipartiani for being among the first recipients of the I-Achieve scholarship. These students have accomplished greatness while in EIP and show a continuation of commitment starting their first year at Mason. Keep up the good work!!

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Mason’s Early Identification Program for local students pivots to online services

 

Mason’s Early Identification Program for local students pivots to online services

“EIP staff, teachers and student mentors switched to Blackboard Collaborate, an online learning platform… ‘We had to be flexible and find new ways to engage our students online,’ Davis said… [EIP is] another family supporting me in my goal to go to college,” said Bhuiyan, who plans to study biology.”

– Anna Stolley Persky

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STEM Fusion classes draw students from throughout Northern Virginia

STEM Fusion classes draw students from throughout Northern Virginia

“’Teaching provides me with an opportunity to give back to the same program that helped me embark on an academic journey that has resulted in my professional career as a computational scientist,’ said Mason alumnus Sarom Leang, BS Chemistry ’04…”

– Anna Stolley Persky

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EIP recognized as a “life changing” program

 

A “life changing” program at George Mason University helps first-gen students attend college

The priority for EIP is to help students go to college, regardless of where that is … In total, 95% of students involved in EIP go on to pursue college degrees.

– Keya Vakil

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Linda Chilin Attaining Her ‘dream in the sky’ with Help of EIP

Attaining her ‘dream in the sky’ at Mason

Linda Chilin, who has a bachelor’s degree from Mason in community health, and a master’s in biology, began her relationship with the university through its Early Identification Program and has continued into a PhD program (Damian Cristodero)

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Winter 2018 Newsletter

 

Read our EIP Winter 2018 Newsletter

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