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.