The HORIZONS Scholarship is intended to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States. The award focuses on the following preferred fields of study for awarding scholarships: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, 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 range from $1000-2000.
Who can apply: Undergraduate (at least junior level with 60 credits) and graduate students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university pursuing careers in defense-related fields.