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International Relations Scholarships

Here are some of the International Relations scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Graduate Studies Program

For graduate students who focus primarily on international affairs, languages, economics, geography, cartography, physical sciences and engineering; other majors may be accepted Should be entering their first or second year of graduate studies in an accredited college or university Active participation in projects with potential to have work disseminated throughout the Intelligence Community General Requirements: US citizenship 3.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale Foreign language skills and previous international residency are pluses Medical/polygraph examinations and background investigation required Assignments are ONLY in the Washington, DC metro area Because of safety concerns for the prospective applicant, as well as security and communication issues, the CIA Recruitment Center does not accept applications, nor can we return phone calls, e-mails or other forms of communication, from US citizens living outside of the US.

ISF-SBIA Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-SBIA scholarship of the South Bay Islamic Association, SBIA. The ISF-SBIA Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with this center. Description and Eligibility: ISF accepts online applications once a year starting in December for a period of three months. Each Eligible Applicant Must Be: Muslim and active member of the Muslim Community; Attending an accredited university in the U.S.; Majoring in an ISF supported field of study; Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.; An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing.

Arrowhead Credit Union Scholarship

This scholarship provides two $2,500 annual awards to undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled full time in the College of Business and Public Administration or the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. A $500 scholarship is awarded to a student interested in international affairs.

Kawasaki-McGaha Scholarship Fund

Requirements: Attend Hawai‘i Pacific University pursuing an undergraduate degree. Major in Computer Studies or International Studies.

HORIZONS Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements 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. Selection Criteria 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. Complete submission packet includes: - Completed application - Three essays - Official academic transcripts - Two recommendation letters - Proof of U.S. Citizenship

George Takei International Studies Scholarship

Mr. Takei requested international studies to foster his belief that better understanding of our diversity brings people closer together. This is for study of foreign languages or studies abroad

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program

Eligibility: Seniors and recent alumni Purpose: Year long internships (international relations/U.S. foreign policy)The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is an educational organization in Washington, D.C., which conducts programs of research, discussion, publication, and education in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. The Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide substantive work experience for graduates of participating universities who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs.Eight to ten graduating seniors/recent alumni are hired annually to work at the Endowment on a full-time basis for a period of one year. Junior Fellows are assigned to ongoing projects at the Endowment, examining such topics as nuclear non-proliferation, democracy building, Middle East political reform, trade & environment, economics, international security, South Asian politics, China-related issues, and Russian and Eurasian affairs. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Carnegie Junior Fellows receive a monthly salary and benefits and are responsible for their own housing. All fellowships begin on August 1st.

FLAS Scholarships - Foreign Language and Area Studies

This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist graduate students in foreign language and either area or international studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs. This scholarship is funded through the United States Department of Education. For more information on the scholarship, go to: http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/index.html Applications to FLAS Scholarships go through local universities. One may apply through the University of California Berkeley. Provisions are made to allow universities to receive applications from graduate students from other institutions (see question #50 of FAQ section http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/faq.html). For information regarding FLAS Scholarships from UC Berkeley, go to: www.grad.berkeley.edu/fellowships/pdf/flas_summer_announcement.pdf

Betty & David Jones Language Scholarship

Scholarship DescriptionThese scholarships offer students the opportunity to take advantage of the combined language and international study resources of the Monterey Institute and Middlebury College. To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must be admitted to a degree program in International Policy Studies, International Environmental Policy, Public Administration, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, International Business (MBA), or Teaching Foreign Language, for fall at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.With this unusual offer of combined study, the Monterey Institute seeks individuals committed to rigorous language study, master’s-degree training, and professional skill development to address global issues of development, fair trade, international commerce, environmental preservation, nuclear nonproliferation, and other critical issues of our time. Betty and David Jones Language Scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic credentials, experience, and commitment to building a more peaceful world.Through this offer, two types of awards will be made:Scholarships for tuition, room and board will be awarded for the Middlebury Language Schools program in either Middlebury, Vermont or at Mills College in Oakland, California.Scholarships for tuition only will be awarded for the Monterey Institute Summer Intensive Language Program or the English Preparation for Graduate Students program.Languages of Study at Middlebury College’s Language SchoolsScholarships are offered only for the following languages and levels:Arabic - Beginning or intermediate (Mills College)Chinese (Mandarin) - IntermediateFrench – Intermediate (Mills College)Japanese - IntermediateRussian – IntermediateSpanish – Beginning or intermediateLanguages of Study at Monterey Institute’s Summer Intensive Language ProgramsArabic - Beginning or intermediateChinese (Mandarin) - IntermediateEnglish –English Preparation for Graduate StudiesFrench – IntermediateJapanese – IntermediateRussian – IntermediateSpanish – Beginning or intermediatePrograms at the Monterey Institute of International StudiesScholarships are offered only for students admitted to one of the following master’s programs:International Business (MBA)International Policy Studies (IPS)International Environmental Policy (IEP)Public Administration in International Management (MPA)Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS)Teaching Foreign Language (TFL)Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS)QualificationsBy the time of enrollment at the Monterey Institute in fall, students must demonstrate that they meet the language proficiency requirements for their program of study.MBA, IPS, IEP, MPA, NPTS, BAIS students are required to be at the following levels by the time of enrollment at the Monterey Institute:Arabic and Spanish: Ready to begin studies at the second college level, minimumChinese (Mandarin), English, French, Japanese, and Russian: Ready to begin studies at the third-year college level.Teaching Foreign Language students must be at the minimum fourth year college-level in their desired teaching language.One summer of intensive language training is the equivalent of one full year of college language study during the regular academic year. Students who successfully complete their studies with a grade of B or better, should meet the Monterey Institute entry requirements.

Other Majors Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

ISF-Dollar-a-Day Scholarship

ISF offers many joint scholarship programs with partner organization that share its common mission and vision. ISF is honored to host a joint scholarship with Dollar-A-Day Scholarship Fund. The ISF National Scholarships are open to all ISF supported majors. Description and Eligibility: ISF accepts online applications once a year starting in December for a period of three months. Each Eligible Applicant Must Be: Muslim and active member of the Muslim Community; Attending an accredited university in the U.S.; Majoring in an ISF supported field of study; Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.; An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing.

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