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Scholarship Applications must be received by January 10th 2020

Click here to learn about the 2020 Application Process

Georgetown University Scholarships

The Naples Council on World Affairs offers scholarships to Collier County students who have just completed their high school junior year for a one week program on International Relations or National Security at the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

The program allows students to experience college campus life by living in a dormitory with other high school students from across the U.S.A. and foreign countries. It also allows them to become familiar with our nation's capital, Washington D.C. Most important, it provides them an opportunity to experience lectures from prominent professors in these fields plus hear from key players in the respective fields.  Visits will also be made to important institutions, such as Congress, Central Intelligence Agency, foreign embassies, etc.

The students who have attended these programs over the past few years have nothing but the highest praise for the programs.

Much more information about the programs can be found on the Georgetown University Summer Programs for High School Students site; (click here to visit their website for more information). Also feel free to email Bob Haffa, the local Outreach leader of the Georgetown Scholarship Committee at or call at ‭(703) 939-0415.

NCWA Scholarship Application Process

Program Eligibility: The Naples Council on World Affairs (NCWA) is looking for Collier County students who have just completed their high school junior year and who demonstrate an interest in international relations and/or national security.

Duration and Dates: One week during the summer months.

Accommodations: Georgetown University in Washington DC.

Scholarship: Approximately $3,000 for tuition, housing and food. All other expenses, such as application fee of $50, transportation to and from Georgetown University, and spending money during the week are the responsibility of the applicant.

Application Process: Apply by filling out the scholarship application form below and returning it to NCWA by the deadline indicated on the form. You will be interviewed and notified by NCWA of your acceptance for a scholarship. Do not submit applications to the Georgetown University Summer Program directly until you were selected by NCWA for a scholarship.

Fill out application form >>> Submit to NCWA by January 10th >>> Faculty recommendations are due by January 17th >>> Selection of scholarship recipients by NCWA Outreach Committee >>> NCWA scholarship winners apply at Georgetown University >>> Accepted students immerse for one week in Georgetown University programs >>> Returning students submit an essay to NCWA describing their experience (requirement)<<<

We Congratulate our 2020 Winners!

Denis Rizaj, Barron Collier

Doren Destine, Golden Gate

Isabella Riano, Golden Gate

We thank the members of the Selection Committee, chaired by 

Bob Haffa

Student essays

We ask each of our returning students to author a brief essay, describing their experience.

Here are a few edited excerpts: 

“Discussing what I learned during the lectures and debating opinions was one of my favorite parts of the week at Georgetown. One of the debates we had was on which model of the International System fits our world today. I am still considering whether it is multilateral, diffuse-bloc, or any of the models at all. I am very thankful for the International Relations Academy for leaving me with the basic knowledge I can use to explore this question, and many others. I am very much looking forward to a possible career in International Relations! Thank you, Naples Council on World Affairs, for this opportunity.”

“What I enjoyed the most this week was hearing all the lectures from people talking about how all their different areas of expertise relate to international relations. When hearing from all these professionals I said to myself “I could listen to this all day long, and I see myself studying and someday working on international affairs.” This experience helped me decide that when in college I want to study International relations in depth and the dream is to do that at Georgetown.”

“While I had high hopes and expectations for this week, my preconceptions barely scratched the surface of what an amazing time I had in the Georgetown academy. There simply was never a moment I was not learning and engaged. I was not only able to experience lectures from immensely respected individuals, but also to ask them questions. From former CIA heads to established authors, diplomats and even experts of nuclear warfare-- at the end of the week after seventeen or more hours of lecture, I was left only wanting to hear more.”

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