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.

Harry S. Truman Scholarships

The Foundation expects to award 75 to 80 Truman Scholarships on the basis of merit to junior-level students at four-year colleges and universities who: - Have extensive records of public and community service; - Are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and; - Have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. In addition, up to three residents of Puerto Rico and the Islands with senior-level academic standing will be selected. Scholars are eligible to receive $3,000 for the senior year of undergraduate education and $27,000 for graduate studies. Scholars in master's degree programs planning to receive degrees in one or two years are eligible to receive $13,500 per year. Scholars in law programs are eligible to receive $13,500 at the start of the third year's second semester if they provide evidence that they will enter public service upon graduation or upon completion of any judicial clerkships after graduation. Scholars in graduate programs requiring three or more years of academic study are eligible to receive $9,000 per year for a maximum of three years. Scholars may attend graduate or professional schools in the United States or in foreign countries. One state scholarship will be available to a qualified resident nominee in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and, considered as a single entity, the Islands: Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Residency is generally determined by home address for school registration, family's primary residence, and voter registration.) The Foundation will select up to 35 at-large Scholars. Each nominee must be: - A full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree during the upcoming academic year. Junior here means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree or a student in his or third year of collegiate study who expects to graduate during the upcoming academic year, - Enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, - Committed to a career in public service as defined above, - In the upper quarter of his or her class, and - A United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible. Selection Procedures: A committee examines all nominations and selects about 200 Finalists to be interviewed for Truman Scholarships. Finalists are selected on the basis of: - extent and quality of community service and government involvement; - leadership record; - academic performance and writing and analytical skills, and; - suitability of the nominees's proposed program of study for a career in public service. Priority is given to candidates proposing to enroll in graduate and professional programs specifically oriented to careers in public service. These include law programs and master's and doctorate programs in public administration, public policy analysis, public health, international relations, government, economics, social services delivery, education and human resource development, and conservation and environmental protection.

Horizons Foundation Scholarship Program

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full-time or part-time. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Undergraduates must have attained at least junior level status (60 credits). 2. Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security. 3. Demonstrate financial need. 4. Have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.25. 5. Be a U.S. Citizen. The Foundation focuses on the following preferred fields of study for awarding scholarships: Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Business, Law, International Relations, Political Science, Operations Research, Economics. Other fields of study will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense. Recipients of past awards are not restricted from reapplying for future financial assistance.

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.

Kawasaki-McGaha Scholarship Fund

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

International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP)

Offered across the globe in Australia, China, Europe, India and South Africa, the ISLP programs provide delegates the opportunity to further career development, strengthen leadership skills and engage in a culturally enriching experience. In each ISLP delegation, scholars increase knowledge and preparation in a specific career field such as Anthropology & Archaeology, Communications & Journalism, Business, Diplomacy & International Relations, Engineering, Medicine and Nursing. Through a comparative curriculum, they gain a global understanding of how their career of interest is practiced in the host country and they are able to compare and contrast current methods and procedures in the United States.Golden Key and ISLP have partnered to offer four (4) $2,000(USD) scholarships exclusively for Golden Key members.

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

Della Mendenhall Scholarship

Student must be a declared International Affairs major with a concentration in Peace Studies.

Julie Allen World Classroom Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students already enrolled at the University of San Diego, UC San Diego, or San Diego State University with a minimum 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale and a demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be planning to study abroad for a minimum of one semester in a Second or Third World Country whose culture, language and customs are different than their own. Preference is given to students who are interested in studying in fields such as, but not limited to, international relations, business, economics, social development, humanitarian & civil rights, foreign languages, or other similar fields. Scholarships are also offered to foreign students who have come to one of the above named universities from developing nations in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

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.

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.

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The goal of the fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds, and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Fellowships: The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study.

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