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Aug. 7, 2001
"We guarantee admission to George Mason to those who successfully complete EIP; however, many of those individuals cannot afford to come here without scholarship assistance," notes university President Alan G. Merten. "The SOZA scholarship endowment, and others like it, provides the necessary funds to ensure these students achieve their academic potential and earn a college degree."
The SOZA endowment is part of the George Mason University Minority Advisory Board Scholarship Endowment. William Soza, chairman and chief executive officer of Soza & Company -- an international management consulting and information technology firm -- is a George Mason University Foundation trustee and MAB member.
EIP was established in 1987 through a partnership between the university and Fairfax County Public Schools. It has since been expanded to include the Arlington, Falls Church and Prince William County school systems.