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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.

Dr. Sheryl Lynn Lindsley Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Preference given to ethnic minority students and re-entry students with a special interest in international or intercultural communication. GPA: 3.00

APIASF/Hilton Scholarship

Minimum Eligibility Criteria Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15 Submit one letter of recommendation online. Preference for the following majors: hospitality, hotel management, business, finance, marketing or international affairs

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.

World Concern Scholarship

For a graduating senior or continuing college student whose family has resided in a town on the Lower/Outer Cape for the past three years (preference for students from Orleans), who require financial assistance, and who plan to pursue/are pursuing an undergraduate degree in either environmental sciences or international relations at an accredited four-year college or university. Total award may be disbursed over four years.

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.

The WIIT Scholarship Program

The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business.  Amount: 2 scholarships of $1500 each (one for an undergraduate female student and one for a graduate female student) for the Summer or Fall Semester and the Spring Semester. Each recipient will also receive one year free membership in WIIT or OWIT.  Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered.  Be currently enrolled or accepted at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part- time. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.  Demonstrated interest in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business;  And be a woman.  Note: Applications from relatives of the directors and officers of the Association of Women in International Trade, Inc. and members of the WIIT Charitable Trust Committee and the selection committee are not eligible for consideration.  Selection Criteria: Awards will be based on quality of the assigned essay. Furthermore, the selection committee will pay close attention to the candidate’s interest in international trade issues. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, or religion. WIIT reserves the right to revise, suspend, or discontinue this program without notice. Further, essays may be published in the WIIT Newsletter if they are of publishable quality.  Entry Period: Completed applications, essays and transcripts, or letter of admission (proof of acceptance to a college or university) must be received no later than March 15 if applying for assistance for the Summer or Fall and July 15 if applying for assistance for Spring.

Helen Dwight Reid Award

The Helen Dwight Reid prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of international relations, law, and politics. The award is supported by the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation. It carries a prize of $750.

ISF-ICCNC Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing scholarship programs to students of their community. ISF is honored to host the scholarship program of the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, ICCNC. The ISF-ICCNC Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with ICCNC. 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.

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

ISF-Yaseen Foundation Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-Yaseen Foundation scholarship. The ISF-Yaseen Foundation Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the 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.

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