In this George Mason University alumni site, the George Mason alumni elaborate on the five student scholarships it sponsors. The five scholarships are: The Peter C. Forame Student Leader Scholarship, The George Mason Alumni Association Service Scholarship, Black Scholars Endowed Scholarship, and The John C. and Louise P. Wood Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship. These five scholarships are all equally $2,500. According to the site, the scholarship application period is during the fall semester each year, and an alumni committee chooses the recipients each spring. The scholarship award is then applied to tuition for the following school year. In particular, the John C. and Louise P. Wood Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship was created in 1975 by John C. Wood. Mr. Wood was blind and served as the mayor of the City of Fairfax from 1952 to 1963. He was the first rector of the George Mason University Board of Visitors and acquired land for the Fairfax Campus and the School of Law. Mr. Wood helped develop George Mason into the institution it is today.