HORIZONS Foundation Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,188

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 1

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Women In Defense, A National Security Organization (WID)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually and is dependent on funding and the number of qualified applicants. Last year, six awards were offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.
  4. Must be a female.
  5. Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and have completed 60 or more credit hours.
  6. Must be enrolled full time or part time.
  7. Must be enrolled in one of the following preferred fields of study: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, economics. Other fields of study will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Female students who are currently enrolled in a program of study which is relevant to a career in the areas of national security or defense are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Application requirements for the HORIZONS Foundation Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
  • Proof of citizenship
Additional Information: 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. Only recipients will be notified of the results.

Award Amount: $500 to $12,000 annually, non-renewable. Recipients of past awards may apply for future financial assistance.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,188.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, April 1

Applications are available on the Women in Defense (WID) website. In addition to the completed application, each student must submit the following: proof of citizenship (such as a birth certificate or the first page of his/her passport); a typed, single-spaced, one-page essay between 500 and 600 words in length including a statement of interest, statement of prior accomplishments, and a proposed program/course emphasis; academic transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended; and two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the applicant's accomplishments and career goals. One recommendation must be from a faculty member at the applicant's current college or university. Section III of the application, 'Demonstration of Financial Need,' must be filled out by the student's financial aid officer. Application packages must be sent to the address provided (c/o National Defense Industrial Association) and received postmarked by the deadline.
Contact: Trina Dickey
Address: 2101 Wilson Blvd. Suite 700 Arlington, Virginia 22201-3061

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