Howard P. Hart Endowed Scholarship
The Howard P. Hart Endowed Scholarship honors Howard Hart for his work in the field of international security as a career officer in the clandestine service of the Central Intelligence Agency. The scholarship provides a $1500 award to a deserving graduate student in the Schar School of Policy and Government.
Eligibility: This scholarship is awarded during the admissions process to a newly admitted Master of Public Policy student pursuing an emphasis in national security or Master of Arts in International Security student. Other eligibility criteria include academic merit, financial need, U.S. citizenship, and an expressed desire to pursue a career in a U.S. federal agency involved in international security issues. For additional information, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for the Schar School at schar.gmu.edu.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs & Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships
(Available to incoming master’s students)
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that reflects the diversity and excellence of our society. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master’s degree program.
John C. And Louise P. Wood Graduate Scholarship
The John C. and Louise P. Wood Graduate Scholarship was established by the GMU Alumni Association in November 1998. The scholarship is named in the memory of John C. Wood, former mayor of the City of Fairfax and the first rector of George Mason University, and his wife, Louise P. Wood, in recognition of their contributions to the university and the community. The Wood Graduate Scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduate student who has completed at least nine credit hours at George Mason University and demonstrates unusual motivation and ability in the pursuit of education, and who has contributed to the development and welfare of George Mason University, the community, or both.
- Any full-time graduate student who has completed at least nine credit hours at George Mason University at time of application.
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher achieved while at George Mason University.
- Demonstrated commitment to academic related pursuits, university organizations, and/or community service.
- Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles in the pursuit of education.
The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) Scholarship
The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business. Applicants must meet the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered. Be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part- time; Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must be between 17 and 22-years-old, and graduate students must be between 23 and 30-years-old; Demonstrated interest in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business; and be a woman.
Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship Program
Students pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy or Public Health are invited to apply for the scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote the development of future leaders who plan to devote their careers to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. For more information, contact: Scholarship Management Services (507) 931- 1682.
Henry Owen Memorial Award Essay
The Bretton Woods Committee invites graduate students within or nearby the Washington DC area to submit brief essays to the Henry Owen Memorial Award Essay Contest answering the prompt (see link) about the Bretton Woods Institutions.
Application Due: March, 18, 2018
P.E.O International Peace Scholarship Fund
For International Students Only
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.
Council of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) National Scholarships
The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials’ (COMTO) National Scholarship Program offers a variety of scholarships to students pursuing careers in the transportation industry.The mission of COMTO is to ensure a level playing field and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses, and communities of color through advocacy, information sharing, training, educational and professional development.The National Scholarship Program is one way to ensure the continuing legacy of minorities in transportation. Selections are made annually by a team of industry professionals, as well as representatives from the academic community.
Herbert Roback Scholarship
Awarded to graduate students currently enrolled or admitted for enrollment in a full-time master’s degree course in public administration, public and international affairs, and/or political science from the following universities: the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, Brandeis University, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, John Jay College at CUNY, Albany/SUNY, New York University, and any university in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
U.S. Russia Experts Program
Fellowships for up to $5,000 will be awarded to fund customized research and professional development activities related to U.S.-Russian relations from June 2018 - January 2019. The fellowship is open to U.S.-based current and recent graduates of master’s and professional development programs in the fields of Russian-area studies, business, law, public policy and the social sciences. U.S. and Russian citizens may apply.
Application Due: May 4, 2018
HORIZONS Scholarship – For Women Intending National Security and Defense Careers
Sponsored by Women In Defense, the HORIZONS Scholarship 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.) The amount and number of awards varies each year.
Rotary World Peace Fellowships
Rotary Centers provide Rotary World Peace Fellows with the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and related areas. Coursework at the Rotary Centers focuses on preventing and resolving conflict by addressing its root causes ― for example, responding to hunger with food security, disease with health care, illiteracy with education, poverty with sustainable development, and environmental degradation with conservation. Fellows put classroom lessons into practice through an applied field experience, working with a variety of governmental and nongovernmental organizations worldwide.