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SOZA Funds $100,000 Endowment at George Mason University

Aug. 7, 2001

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FAIRFAX, Va.---Soza & Company Ltd. of Fairfax is funding a $100,000 scholarship endowment at George Mason University for graduates of the university's nationally recognized Early Identification Program. The multiyear college preparatory program identifies, counsels and tutors academically talented middle and high school students who may be challenged or adversely affected by their personal circumstances.

"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.