The Reva A. Savkar ADVANCE Science Scholarship provides an award of $1000 to one student each year. Applicants must be in a NOVA AS in Science degree program leading to a BS in a physical or natural science at George Mason University. Applicants must have completed at least the Fall 2019 semester in the NOVA ADVANCE program, and be currently enrolled in ADVANCE. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or better.

NOVA Professor Emerita Reva A. Savkar, winner of the 2013 VCCS Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, established this scholarship to recognize that there can be no excellence in teaching without excellence in learning by students. Professor Savkar and her husband, NOVA Professor Emeritus Robert C. Loser, wish to honor and support excellent students who are committed to careers in science.

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop”. – Mother Teresa

Professor Savkar presented at the 2015 White House National Teachers’ Day Ceremony.