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Scholarship Applications must be received by February 26, 2021

Click here to learn about the 2021 Application Process

Georgetown University Scholarships

The Naples Council on World Affairs offers scholarships to 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, which normally allows students to experience college campus life and to become familiar with our nation's capital, Washington D.C. is being conducted virtually this year. Nevertheless, it provides them an opportunity to experience lectures from prominent professors in these fields plus hear from key players in the respective fields. The students who attended these virtual programs in Summer 2020 had high praise for the programs.

More information about the Georgetown Summer Academies can be found on the Georgetown University Summer Programs for High School Students site; (click here to visit their website for more information). For specific questions regarding NCWA sponsorship of these programs, email  the Outreach leader of the Georgetown Scholarship Committee, or Outreach Chair Mark Walchak at This year, students may apply for both a Georgetown and an international scholarship but will be able to accept only one. Depending on the competition, the student may get to choose between an international scholarship or Georgetown or may be offered only one opportunity.

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: In 2021 these Academies will be conducted virtually

Scholarship: Approximately $1500 for tuition. The application fee is 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 February 26th >>> Faculty recommendations are due by March 12th >>> Interviews and selection of scholarship recipients by NCWA Outreach Committee >>> NCWA scholarship winners apply at Georgetown University >>> Accepted students participate in Georgetown University academies >>> Returning students submit required essay to NCWA describing their experience <<<

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. Although the summer 2020 session was held virtually, our winners still responded favorably to the experience

Here are a few edited excerpts: 

The Georgetown professors managed to fit many diverse topics within a week. From focusing on specific national threats to public health and pop culture, it was a shock. I realized that my knowledge on international relations was basic and surface level. I was surrounded by people from all over the world who were interested in the same things as me. Understanding how economic, military, and geographical power compares among states changed how I perceived individual countries within the international system and power dynamics. We learned about ethics in terms of government along with the roles of the FBI and CIA. This program has further convinced me that a career in international affairs would be fulfilling and suitable. The overall program was a wonderful experience and I had the chance, I would do it all over again.

Being part of the Georgetown National Security Academy was one of my best choices. I enjoyed almost everything about it. The Georgetown experience did influence me toward a course of study in world affairs. I was undecided on what I wanted to study, but since there was a guest who works in the CIA and told us all about it, I feel like I want to focus on intelligence. I’m going to major in International Politics, and then I’m going to try to get hired by an Intelligence Agency. 

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