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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.

Exploration Fund

The Exploration Fund of The Explorers Club provides grants in support of exploration and field research. Grants in amounts of up to $1,200 are made primarily to graduate students. Applications will be judged on the scientific and practical merit of the proposal, the competence of the investigator and the appropriateness of the budget. Awards will be made regardless of whether or not the applicant is a member of The Explorers Club. The decision of the Board of Directors will be final. Recipients of grants are expected to provide a one or two page report on their exploration or research within the year. It should be emphasized that those projects aided will be for scientific purposes, in accordance with the Club's stated objective, to broaden our knowledge of the universe. Mere travel to remote areas will not be considered. The Club's name or Flag may not be used for any commercial purpose.

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-IIOC Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-IIOC scholarship of the Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC). The ISF-IIOC 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.

Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship Program

The IIPP Fellowship program provides students with specially designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. Students are recruited from across the nation and apply as sophomores to participate in a multi-year sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, and graduate study, complemented by career development services along the way.

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

The Peter Jasin AFIO Endowment

The late Peter W. Jasin, a member and generous supporter of AFIO from the early 1980s, who also served as an officer of one of our chapters, established upon his 2009 death a national AFIO scholarship endowment fund to enhance AFIO's educational mission to encourage career development and study in the fields of counterterrorism, homeland security, intelligence, counterintelligence and intelligence-related disciplines. In furtherance of those interests, the Jasin Endowment provides awards of $4,000 each to six applicants. Selected scholarship recipients must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student undertaking a course of study at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education, and must show a history of taking courses in intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or national security studies towards the goal of serving in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Applicants should indicate whether they are applying for a graduate or undergraduate award. For Undergraduates scholarships, applicants must be entering their sophomore or junior year by the summer. For Graduate scholarships, applications must be submitted no earlier than your senior undergraduate year and no later than your second year of graduate studies. Evaluation criteria include merit, character, serious of academic commitment, and relevance of your studies to national security interests and career ambitions. Applications are evaluated by a special AFIO committee. Decisions are final. Tuition grants will be paid directly to the Bursar/Registrar of the University concerned –under NO circumstances will payments be made directly to awardees. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. No Scholarship will be awarded to students attending foreign universities or schools not US-accredited, nor to law, med, or business schools [foreign or domestic]; however, students intending to study in schools of engineering, science, technology and/or show extensive foreign language mastery and/or area knowledge in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, German, Hausa and other sub-Saharan African languages, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Kurdish, Mandarin, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu are strongly encouraged to apply. Colleges need to be regionally accredited.

Marjorie M. Shostak Scholarship

This is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship for women who are actively pursuing an academic discipline leading to a career in international trade, business, law or related international field. Must be U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

P. Richard Switzer Scholarship

This is awarded to CSUSB students who are enrolled in the CSU International Program or another approved academic program in France, who continue as full-time students during their study abroad period. Preference will be given to students with financial need but consideration will be given to others based on merit. To apply, please contact the CSUSB Foreign Languages Department at (909)537-5847.

Harry S. Truman Scholarships

Purpose: The Harry S Truman Foundation Scholarship Program gives college juniors interested in public service careers the opportunity to refine career goals and plan graduate studies by encouraging applicants to reflect on social issues and needs that they want to address. Programs Funded: Foundation Scholarships award up to $30,000 for graduate studies in the U.S. or abroad in public administration, public policy analysis, law, public health, international relations, government, economics, social services delivery, education, human resource development, conservation, environmental protection, and other relevant fields. Truman Scholars also participate in substantial summer leadership development programs in Washington, D.C.. Eligibility: Candidates are nominated by their colleges/universities. Nominees must be U.S citizens or nationals who are juniors in the upper quarter of the class, and who are committed to a career in public service. This may include employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public service-oriented nonprofit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment. All majors are eligible. Selection Criteria: Screening focuses on the extent and quality of community service and government involvement, demonstrated commitment to careers in public service, academic performance, writing and analytical skills, leadership abilities, and the suitability of the nominee's proposed program of study for a career in public service. Application/Nomination Process: On-campus deadlines are normally in November. Interested students should begin work on their application well in advance, as the application requires several essays, including close analysis of a public policy issue. Pomona may nominate a limited number of students. One Scholar or more is selected from each state, and up to 30 additional Scholars are selected at large.

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.

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