The National Women In Defense office is now accepting HORIZONS Scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, WID 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 $440,000 to more than 145 recipients pursuing degrees ranging from law to engineering to math to public policy.

The application deadline is March 15, 2019. Awards are based on a variety of things to include:

  • Academic achievement
  • Participation in defense and national security activities
  • Field of study
  • Work experience
  • Statements of objectives
  • Recommendations
  • Financial need.

Recipients must report periodically on the impact of the awards to 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.