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The WID-TVC Scholarship Program actively shapes the future defense, space, and national security workforce through annual scholarships. We promote the study of STEM professions that support our national defense and security. WID-TVC encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and provides educational opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. The WID-TVC scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either planning careers or employed in defense or national security areas. (This is not law enforcement or criminal justice.) The amount of the scholarship awards varies each year. A panel of judges, composed of WID-TVC members, considers applications and makes awards once each year. WID-TVC is in a key position to shape the future defense and national security workforce. WID-TVC leaders and members encourage the study of professions related to science, technology, education, and math that support the national security industry.

  • Amount and type of award – WID-TVC annually seeks sponsors to fund these scholarships.  These scholarships are one-time (non-renewing) annual awards. Previous scholars may re-apply each year if they meet the application criteria.

  • Criteria for applying – Must be a college Jr., Sr., Graduate, or PhD student seeking a degree in a STEM-related field with a desire to support the National Security Industry.  Candidates must provide the completed WID-TVC Scholarship Application form and provide college transcripts, an essay about why they are seeking their degree and what they would like to do once they have obtained their degree, 2 letters of recommendation, and information on financial need.

  • 2024 Application Period – Applications will close on April 19, 2024.

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