We Lift As We Climb
George Mason University’s College of Science aims to provide an accessible and inclusive education to students of all backgrounds. The college proudly partners with the Bernie L. Bates Foundation to support this mission through the foundation’s scholarships and mentorship programs.
Enhancing the general welfare of Fairfax, VA citizens lies at the heart of the foundation's mission. In 1995, members of the Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. established the Bernie L. Bates Foundation to provide philanthropic support for the local community by way of scholarships, donations, mentorship, educational opportunities, and programs for senior citizens.