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 program is open to rising juniors and above, including graduate level, to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens already employed in or planning careers in defense or national security. The scholarship focuses on selected fields such as cyber security, government relations, engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, business, law, international relations, political science, military history, and economics.
Awards are based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of objectives, recommendations, and financial need.
Completed applications, essays, recommendation letters, and official transcripts must be received no later than JULY 15.