Philip and Barbara Kaplan Scholarship
The Philip and Barbara Kaplan Scholarship has been established by Ambassador Philip S. Kaplan and Barbara Kaplan to support a student of exceptional academic achievement with a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in international public service. The scholarship awards up to $5,000 to defray tuition costs at the university.
- Be a senior undergraduate student or graduate student
- Be enrolled in the University’s Honors Program or participate in Enrichment Programs at the Storrs, CT campus
- Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement
- Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in international public service via diplomacy, international affairs, law and international development career paths. A career in international public service requires a commitment to, “promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad.”
Application materials include a 500-word personal essay explaining the candidate's career objectives, an unofficial transcript, a resume, and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
A career in international public service requires a commitment to, “promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad.” In your essay, please explain your interest in and plans for a career in international public service. You may include discussion of any relevant research and influential faculty mentors, coursework and enrichment experiences (study abroad, internships, organizations) in your essay.
**The deadline for this application is: December 8, 2021 (5:00 pm EST)**
**All application materials and the letter of recommendation are submitted, via email, to: LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay, Assistant Director, Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact: LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay at email@example.com