Applicants must meet the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered.
- Be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full-time or part- time.
- Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must have attained at least junior level status (60 credits).
- Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense.
- Demonstrate financial need.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25.
- Be a woman.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
Recipients of past awards may apply for future financial assistance.
Fields of Study
Focus of the scholarship is on the following preferred fields of study: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, cyber security, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, and economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense.
Awards will be based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of objectives, recommendations, and financial need. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, or religion. Women In Defense reserves the right to revise, suspend or discontinue this program without notice.
Deadline, Application and Notification
Completed applications, essays, recommendations and transcripts must be received no later than JULY 15. Send application packages to: WID HORIZONS, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201-3061.
Applicant is responsible for making sure all materials arrive to meet the deadline.
The WID HORIZONS Scholarship can be downloaded at:
Application Submission Checklist
Complete submission packet includes:
_ Completed application
_ One essay (three segments)
_ Official academic transcripts
_ Two recommendation letters
_ Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Only applicants selected to receive a HORIZONS scholarship will be notified of the results. Recipients will be posted on the HORIZONS Scholarship Award Winners page by the end of September. Please check periodically; no inquiries, please! This volunteer-run organization cannot return telephone calls, and e-mail is limited.
Fundraising events and donations from corporations and individuals make it possible to provide HORIZONS scholarships. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: WID HORIZONS, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201-3061.
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