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Horizons Scholarship - Women in Defense

Scholarship designed to provide financial assistance to women who are U.S. citizens planning careers in defense or national security areas (not law enforcement or criminal justice). The amount of the awards varies each year.

The scholarship competition is open to rising juniors and above, including graduate level, to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens already employed in or planning careers in defense or national security. 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.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered.

-Be a female currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full-time or part- time.
-Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must be 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 citizen of the United States.


mid June

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Rising Junior or Senior

Graduate: At any stage

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Science, Social Science, Business

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen and Woman

Last Updated:
July 12, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17