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Respond to the following using no more than 500 words total:

1. Statement of interest: describe your interest in pursuing a career in national security or defense. Include a description of your long term goals as they relate to that career.
2. Statement of prior accomplishments: Describe what you believe have been the principal accomplishments in your life that relate to your professional goals. Include academic, professional, or community activities.
3. Proposed program/course emphasis: Describe the objectives of your educational program and list your course of study for the semester, relating them back to your national security or defense career plans.

Your most up-to-date transcript, from an official University or College source.

Provide two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your accomplishments and career goals. At least one must be from a faculty member at your current college/university. Have the letters include a name, position, street address, city, state, ZIP code, email, and phone if possible of the person recommending you for the scholarship.

Provide two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your accomplishments and career goals. At least one must be from a faculty member at your current college/university. Have the letters include a name, position, street address, city, state, ZIP code, email, and phone if possible of the person recommending you for the scholarship.

A picture of your birth certificate or US Passport, clear and legible as possible (Place on solid background, a different color than the document, and light well for best results)

List your last three employers, the position you held, and the dates applicable.

Any awards, or applicable extracurricular activities and honors related to national security and/or defense. Do not include copies of certificates.

Include the Source and amount of all financial assistance (scholarships, fee/tuition waivers, grants, loans, etc.)you will receive in the 2020-2021 (Fall/Spring) academic term, as well as your projected expenses for tuition, books, fees, and room/board. Subtract your total assistance received from your total expenses, and label this number as Total Needed.

Name, position, street address, city, state, zip, email, and phone for the person who manages scholarship funds at your institution.


Scholarship description

***** AWARD AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF AWARDS IS TBD AS IT IS BASED ON TOTAL DONATIONS TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND NEED OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS. *****


Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, Women In Defense encourages women to pursue careers supporting U.S. national security, with a focus on defense or foreign policy.


Since its establishment in 1988, HORIZONS has awarded more than $565,000 to more than 155 recipients pursuing degrees ranging from law to engineering to math to public policy. Awards are based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of interest, recommendations, and financial need. Recipients must report periodically on the impact of the awards on their personal and professional lives.


The National Defense Industrial Association, Women In Defense, and their sponsors are proud to invest in high-performing women to increase diversity and innovation in government, academia, and the defense industrial workforce.


Additional information about Women in Defense, National Defense Industrial Association, and the HORIZONS Schoalrship can be found at https://www.womenindefense.net/horizons/apply-for-scholarship.


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