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"I am extremely grateful to be the recipient of the 2015 WID-MI Horizons Scholarship, and to represent Women in Defense. As a senior at Western Michigan University, studying geospatial technology, receiving this scholarship was a great help for financing my final year of undergraduate studies. I plan to continue on to graduate school, and I am thankful for the support from the WID-MI chapter"

All the best,

Kate Meyer

To be eligible for the HORIZONS-Michigan Scholarship, applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense, or already be working in these fields. Candidates are only eligible to receive a HORIZONS-Michigan Scholarship one time, and must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be a woman.
  • Be a resident of Michigan.
  • Be currently enrolled at an accredited Michigan university or college, either full-time or part-time.
  • Be a graduate or undergraduate who has attained at least junior level status (60 credits).
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense.
  • Demonstrate educational expenses.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0

Fields of Study

The program focuses on the following preferred fields of study: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense.


Awards are based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of objectives, recommendations, and financial need. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, or religion. HORIZONS-Michigan reserves the right to revise, suspend or discontinue this program without notice.


Interested in applying? The WID-MI HORIZONS Scholarship application can be found here.

All scholarship materials must be received by WID-MI by July 31, 2021. Recipients will be notified and will receive formal recognition at the WID Black Tie Gala. Scholarship awards will be applied toward the following Winter/Spring semester.

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 Applications due July 31, 2021


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