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Scholarship Applications must be received by December 30, 2022

Click Here to for the 2023 Application

Seven Students Chosen for Summer Study in the U.S.

Five students from Collier and Lee Counties will attend summer study at Georgetown University and two at American University, both in Washington DC, this summer.

They are:

Georgetown University

Ravelska (Ravi) Lafalaise of Fort Myers High School (studying international relations)

Karen Fernandez-Rua of Gulf Coast High School (studying national security)

Maya Doonan of Gulf Coast High School (studying international relations)

Andrew Herman of Gulf Coast High School (studying international relations)

Courtney Andrews of Golden Gate High School (studying international relations)

American University

Kennedy White of First Baptist High School (studying international relations)

Savana Varon of Barron Collier High School (studying international relations)

The Naples Council on World Affairs (NCWA) offers scholarships to high school students for international relations or national security studies at the prestigious Georgetown and American Universities in Washington, DC. These programs are offered to Collier County students and to students that have participated in Model UN in Collier, Lee and Charlotte Counties. Students must have completed their junior year in high school, show a strong interest in international relations, and have a solid academic record. 

Students stay in college dorms on the respective campuses and will have a full “college life” experience.

The NCWA scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, room and board and travel to and from Washington DC and SW Florida.

Georgetown University

Students will enroll in the one-week Georgetown summer academy and will have the choice of programs in international relations or national security.

International Relations: June 25-July 1, 2023

         Topics include Foreign Policy, Environment, and Terrorism

National Security: July 30-August 5, 2023 

            Topics includes Homeland Security, Careers, Border and Cyber Security

More information about the Georgetown summer academies can be found on the Georgetown University Summer Programs for High School Students site.

Videos of Students Experiences at Georgetown

American University

July 9-20, 2023

Students will be enrolled in the two-week Community of Scholars Program operating under the auspices of American University’s School of International Service (SIS). Students in this program enroll in a three-credit course designed for high school students. They attend briefings at the U.S. Department of State, various embassies in Washington, DC, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and other international organizations. In addition, there are afternoon guest speakers, meetings with a panel of SIS alums who discuss careers in international affairs, and a networking program.

More information about the American University summer program can be at the American University site

All students are required to submit scholarship requests from the program they are attending (Georgetown University or American University) and if a university scholarship is granted, it will reduce the scholarship from NCWA by that amount.

Applications were due by December 30, 2022

Click Here to for the 2023 Application

Fill out application form >>> Submit to NCWA by December 30 >>> Faculty recommendations are due by January 10>>> Interviews and selection of scholarship recipients by NCWA Outreach Committee >>> NCWA scholarship winners apply at Georgetown University and American University >>> Accepted students participate in Georgetown and American University academies >>> Returning students submit essay to NCWA describing their experience<<< Returning students are required to meet with members of the NCWA board to discuss their experience.

Contact John Kovach for more information

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