Candidate must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada attending a U.S. or Canadian college or university. She must be 25 years of age or older as of May 1 the year she applies. Essays will be judged on readability, demonstration of commitment to the applicant’s education and/or career, and the possible impact of the scholarship on the life of the recipient, her family and/or her community. Finalists may be asked to provide proof of enrollment, documentation of coursework, educational acceptance, and/or other information related to the essay.
Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, established in 1988, Women in Defense encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. (This is not law enforcement or criminal justice.)
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A complete application must include an official application form with sections A-F fully completed; three letters of recommendation, including telephone numbers of authors for follow-up; an official copy of your most recent college transcript; a one-page typed essay stating the reason why the applicant should be considered for the scholarship; a one-page typed essay on career goals; an optional photograph; and State Federation President Certification. Applications are available online.