Past Recipients

Past HORIZONS Scholarship Award Winners

Since 1990, HORIZONS has made over 130 awards of more than $310,000 to deserving recipients pursuing education toward a career in national security.

2016 - 2017 Academic Year

  • Hannah Lyness, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Elisabeth Whitbeck, Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Kathryn Morisy, Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies
  • Linnea Johnson, The George Washington University
  • Lindsay Gabbert, Pennsylvania State University

2015 - 2016 Academic Year

  • Melissa Skorka, Oxford University
  • Elizabeth Irwin, Georgetown University
  • Katherine Leggiero, George Mason University

2014 - 2015 Academic Year

  • Julia LeStrange Stern, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Maureen Anne Smolskis, Connecticut College
  • Brookelle Jane Stockton, Mercyhurst University
  • Maureen Katherine Rowell, University of Washington, Seattle

2013 - 2014 Academic Year

  • Michelle Shevin-Coetzee, George Washington University
  • Ann Margaret Castner, University of Notre Dame
  • Christina Michelle Beasley, Georgetown University
  • Lauren Sloane Speakman, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • Brittany Yalamanchili, Rutgers School of Pharmacy   

2012 - 2013 Academic Year

  • Margaret Webber-Smith, Georgetown University
  • Kara Karpman, Duke University
  • Megan Zebert-Judd, San Diego State University
  • Caitlin Lee, King’s College, London, UK
  • Danielle Breslin, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Doreen El-Roeiy, London School of Economics & Political Science

2011 - 2012 Academic Year

  • Sarah Charlton, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
  • Kathryn Bonnen, Michigan State University
  • Charlotte Wygant, The George Washington University
  • Kayla Hinrichs, Missouri State University
  • Paula Koch, The George Washington University
  • Anna Pavy, The George Washington University

2010 - 2011 Academic Year

  • Jessica Hulings, Pennsylvania State University
  • Megan Carpenter, The University of Buckingham, UK, and California State University
  • Alisha Voorhees, Clemson University

2009 - 2010 Academic Year

  • Sarah Wappett-Kendall, Georgetown University
  • Jessica Howland, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Christina Lucas, Florida Institute of Technology

2008 - 2009 Academic Year

  • Cassie Marie Weaver, Pennsylvania State University
  • Connie Theobald, Ohio University
  • CPT Jennifer Carol Greanias, Georgetown University
  • Laura Jeanette Simurda, University of Southern California
  • Wesley C. Jenkins, Georgetown University

2007 - 2008 Academic Year

  • Ashley Dawn Thirkill-Mackelprang, University of Washington
  • Kristen Anne Lau, University of Washington
  • Maryam Iman, National Defense University
  • Bevin Mahoney Anderson, American Military University
  • Wilma A. Wallace, Troy University

2006 - 2007 Academic Year

  • Abbie Marie Stewart, University of Missouri-Rolla
  • Allison L. Knippen, George Washington University
  • H. Caitlin Ruthven, Georgetown University
  • Sandra Mackay, George Mason University
  • Tessa Zolnikov, University of Montana

2004 - 2005 Academic Year

  • Alyson Marie Pinter, Mercyhurst College
  • Christina Dawn Hruska, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Elishad M. Nolasco Pacheco, University de Puerto Rico Recinto Rio Piedras
  • Furyisa I. Gianni, California State Hayward University
  • Jennifer Marie Mayer, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, IN
  • Michelle Lynn Jordan, University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Tashira RaCael Gibbs, University of Michigan
  • Valeria Y. Mackritis, University of Phoenix

2003 - 2004 Academic Year

  • Andrea Hope Onstine, University of Florida
  • Cecelia E. Angi, ITT Technical Institute
  • Darlene P. Tong, University of California, Irvine
  • Nancy Kay Johnson, University of Houston
  • Nashira C. Washington, Polytechnic University
  • Patricia Ethelind Change, Harvard University - Kennedy School of Government
  • Rosemary Catherine Wells, Touro University, Cypress, CA
  • Tamara Renee Shier, Monterey Institute of International Studies

2002 - 2003 Academic Year

  • Christina Marie Morus, University of Georgia
  • Galina Duckworth, Columbia University
  • Kelly Marie McCarrie, San Jose State University
  • Elena Fedorova, Georgetown University
  • Maria Markley, Georgetown University

2001 - 2002 Academic Year

  • Cynthia Pettitt, George Washington University, Elliot School
  • Dana Paquin, Davidson College
  • Kelly Truver, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Marie Piechowicz, California State University at Sacramento
  • Sara J. Culp, University of Denver

2000 - 2001 Academic Year

  • Claire R. Gardner, Columbia University
  • Leslie Ann Lutz, Hendrix College
  • Allison Davis, American University
  • Cynthia Ann Brooks, Tufts University
  • Emily A. Shearon, University of Missouri
  • Trimble Leigh Bailey, Eastern Virginia Medical School

1999 - 2000 Academic Year

  • Gabrielle Anderson, Georgetown University
  • Kathleen Lambert
  • Penny Kroul, St. Ambrose University
  • Susan Hughes, Wright State University

1998 - 1999 Academic Year

  • Felisa Vergara, Rice University
  • Kimberly Homan, University of Arizona
  • Courtney Banks, Georgetown University
  • Janine DiFranco, Holy Cross College
  • Julie Kovach, University of Illinois
  • Kathryn Brooks, University of Chicago
  • Kimberly Jimenez, New Hampshire College

1997 - 1998 Academic Year

  • Elizabeth Guran, Kings College London
  • Carrie Booth, University of Wales
  • Erica Dahl, University of Washington
  • Jennifer Lind, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kyeh Kim, The American University
  • Sarah Sawyer, University of Minnesota

1996 - 1997 Academic Year

  • Keri Dogan, Dartmouth College
  • Jennifer Giglio, Drew University
  • Jennifer Taylor, University of California at Davis
  • Kimberly Strickland, Embry-Riddle University
  • Lora Egley, University of Arizona
  • Heather McQuarrie, George Mason University
  • Karen Hobart, George Mason UniversityDonna Peterson, Webster University

1995 - 1996 Academic Year

  • Barbara Lord, University of Maryland
  • Karen Hobart, George Mason University
  • Heather McQuarrie, George Mason University
  • Martha Albers, Marymount University

1994 - 1995 Academic Year

  • Martha Albers, Marymount University
  • Debra Charles, American University
  • Patric Sawyer, Christopher Newport University
  • Karen Gregory, Marymount University
  • Kathleen Donner, Marymount University

1993 - 1994 Academic Year

  • Betsy Quint, Marymount University
  • Jennifer Coltrain, Christopher Newport University
  • Jill Voigt, George Mason University
  • Martha Albers, Marymount University
  • Susan Sampson, St. Leo College
  • Angela Arwood, Christopher Newport University
  • Kathy Wood, Marymount University
  • Susan Testa, Marymount University

1992 - 1993 Academic Year

  • Kerri Leslie, George Mason University
  • Angela Gibson, American University
  • Diane Goodnight, Marymount University
  • Jennifer Coltrain, Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Susan Sampson, Christopher Newport University
  • Angela Turner, Marymount University
  • Rhonda Mefferd, George Mason University

1991 - 1992 Academic Year

  • Tracy Conard, George Mason University

1990 - 1991 Academic Year

  • Jeanne Trapani, George Mason University