Senator Sam Nunn Security Leadership Scholars Program

The Senator Sam Nunn Security Leadership Scholars Program was established to support students interested in national and international security   Recipients of the scholarship will be selected on the basis of merit from the group of superior students selected every year to participate in the Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Program (SLP).  Acceptance to the SLP will automatically qualify students for consideration for the Nunn Scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded in the form of a stipend, and the selected recipients will be referred to as “Sam Nunn Leadership Fellows.”

Information on applying for the SLP program can be found here.

Any questions about the program should be directed to Maryann Gallagher (mgallag@uga.edu) at the Center for International Trade and Security.

Dean Rusk Scholars Program

The Dean Rusk Scholars Program was established to support students interested in national and international security   Recipients will be selected on the basis of merit from the group of students admitted to the Master of International Policy (MIP) program.  Acceptance to the MIP will automatically qualify students for consideration for the Rusk Program.  The award will be provided in the form of an assistantship, and the selected recipient(s)s will be referred to as “Dean Rusk Scholars of International Relations.”

Information on applying for the MIP program can be found here.

Any questions about the program can be directed to Josh Massey (jnmassey@uga.edu) at the Center for International Trade and Security.

John Wildman Scholars Program in the Middle East

Application Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

The John Wildman Scholars Program in the Middle East was established to help UGA students with academic and career interests in the Middle East.  The scholarship supports students’ constructive engagement with this critical region of the world.  The Wildman Program may facilitate a wide range of opportunities for students, either through study abroad programs, internships/externships, or other professional endeavors.  Students are encouraged to leverage the relationships the University has built with academic and professional institutions in the Middle East.

Candidates selected as Wildman Scholars will have demonstrated a sincere interest in the Middle East and will have secured an academic or professional opportunity in the region prior to submitting an application.  In addition to their academic merit, Wildman Scholars will be chosen for their potential to contribute significantly to diplomacy, security, and peace in the region.

Funds may be used for the purpose of travel to/from the Middle East (including related domestic travel, e.g., domestic travel in the US so as to begin a trip the Middle East), and/or lodging in the Middle East. Travel funds are not eligible for countries on the U.S. Department of State level 3 and level 4 travel advisory list (see https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/).

The funds support direct billing (when applicable*) or reimbursement of expenses up to a maximum of $2,000.

To be eligible for these funds, evidence of institutional arrangements in the Middle East must be provided, such as a letter or contract from a host institution in the Middle East confirming participation in an internship or academic program or academic research. Use of funds must take place before August 14, 2020. Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time students (enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at the time of application) with a GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application. Eligible applicants must have completed at least six credit hours of SPIA coursework at the time of application.

To apply for these funds, please provide:

  1. A two-page (maximum) explanation of the intended uses for these funds; how the study or work enabled by these funds fits into your overall academic and/or pre-professional plans; and a description of the academic program or internship that will be completed in the Middle East.
  2. Proof of institutional arrangements made in the Middle East for the academic program or internship, e.g., signed letter of invitation; letter of admission and course registration documentation.
  3. A budget detailing expected expenses (e.g., cost of airfare, cost of lodging).

Submit three hard copies of your completed application to Office of the Dean, Candler Hall, School of Public and International Affairs, 202 Herty Drive, Athens, GA 30607.

*All airfare must be arranged and direct billed via an approved UGA travel vendor. Awardees will be given instructions on how to arrange airfare once funding decisions are made.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please contact Dean Auer (matthew.auer@uga.edu) with any questions.

Jane Willson Scholars Program

The Jane Willson Scholars Program was established to support students interested in advancing the goal of international understanding.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of merit from the group of students admitted to the Master of International Policy (MIP) program.  Acceptance to the MIP will automatically qualify students for consideration for the Willson Program.  The award will be provided in the form of an assistantship, and the selected recipient(s) will be referred to as “Jane Willson Scholars of International Relations.”

Information on applying for the MIP program can be found here.

Any questions about the program can be directed to Josh Massey (jnmassey@uga.edu) at the Center for International Trade and Security.