Women In Defense Offers Scholarships

SOUTHFIELD – The Michigan Chapter of Women in Defense, an organization for women in the defense industry, announces applications are being accepted for the 2017 Women in Defense Horizons – Michigan Scholarship.

The scholarship is available to women who are United States citizens, residents of Michigan, enrolled at an accredited Michigan college or university, have at least junior academic status, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.25.

Applicants should also demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career related to national security and defense. Preferred fields of study include 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.

Since the scholarship was established in 2009, 28 women have received more than $100,000 in educational funding under the program.

For more information about the program, visit http://www.wid-mi.org/programs/horizons-scholarship. The deadline to apply with supporting materials is May 12. For further information contact the WID-MI scholarship director at scholarships@wid-mi.org.


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