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.
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
Year of Need: College Senior, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: Varies
Women In Defense
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201-3061
Phone: (703) 522-1820
Fax: (703) 522-1885