Information about Scholarship and Award Opportunities!
The scholarships described below are open to graduating high school seniors with plans to enroll in a two or four-year accredited institution during the upcoming academic school year in addition to the criteria specified below. The individual applications can be accessed through the buttons next to each scholarship title; a Microsoft Word document of the application will download. All scholarships and awards are currently closed.More general details available in the slideshow playing at the bottom of the page.
Specific Scholarship Details The Women in Defense Scholarship is designed to help a high school student in the pursuit of a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) college degree. One grant of $1,000 will be available to a graduating high school senior who plans to enroll full-time at a two-year or four-year accredited institution during the upcoming academic year.
The Bob Deeds Memorial Scholarship is designed to help a high school student athlete in the pursuit of a college degree. 1 Grant of $1,000 will be available to a graduating high school senior who plans to enroll full-time at a two-year or four-year accredited institution during the upcoming academic year.
Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, Women In Defense 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 $565,000 to more than 155 women pursuing degrees ranging from law to engineering to math to public policy. Awards are made based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of interest, recommendations and financial need. Recipients must periodically report on the award’s impact on their professional lives. The National Defense Industrial Association, Women In Defense, and their members and partners are proud to invest in high-performing women to increase diversity and innovation in government, academia, and the defense industrial workforce. Applications are accepted from early February through mid-March.
Testimonial from a 2019 Applicant "First and foremost, thank you for selecting me as the 2019 recipient of the Women in Defense Scholarship. I am truly honored and humbled to know that the Picatinny Women in Defense is willing to invest in my education, and it motivates me to study even harder. Again, thank you so much for this opportunity and I look forward to meeting you at the Picatinny Community Day!"
WID Scholar Program (CLOSED) [Formerly the HORIZONS scholarship]
Find further details by clicking HERE. Below are some key points. Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered.
Be a female currently enrolled or expected to be enrolled at an accredited university or college by the next academic term, either full-time or part- time.
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must have attained at least junior level status (60 credits).
Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense.
Demonstrate financial need.
Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25.
Be a citizen of the United States.
If interested in applying, applicants must submit:
Completed application form
One essay (three prompts - 500 words total)
Official academic transcripts
Two recommendation letters
Proof of U.S. Citizenship (Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport)
Note: all this information is provided in the application form. Download it above or from the Apply for Scholarship site.
Women in Defense Scholarship (CLOSED)
The Women in Defense Scholarship has been designed to help a high school student in the pursuit of a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) college degree. Grant(s) up to $1,000 will be available to a graduating high school senior who plans to enroll full-time at a two-year or four-year accredited institution during the upcoming academic year.
Bob Deed Memorial Scholarship (CLOSED)
The Bob Deeds Scholarship is in memory of the late Bob Deeds, a former Picatinny Arsenal employee who proudly served with the US Marine Corp at Cherry Pt. NC until 1954. During his time at Picatinny Bob was an electronic technician who primarily worked in the testing area, better known as the 600 Hill, working with principle rounds and classified testing. After 38 years of service dedication to our nation Bob, learned to play golf and started to learn about crafting custom golf clubs. He donated clubs to the WID Picatinny Chapter for their scholarship golf outings.
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