DACOR Bacon House Foundation, an DC-based organization of foreign affairs professionals, is awarding a fellowship to a first-year graduate student or fourth-year BA/MA student at the Hamilton Lugar School for continued studies towards a Master’s Degree in some aspect of foreign affairs. The recipient must be a United States citizen.
Fund your second year of graduate study
The deadline for Academic Year 2021–2022 is February 10, 2021.
The award is made primarily on the basis of academic excellence. It is exclusively for tuition purposes, carrying a stipend of up to $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) for one year of full-time graduate study.
Nominees must have an expressed, serious interest in pursuing some aspect of international affairs broadly defined but do not need a plan to pursue a career in the United States Foreign Service.
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Academic transcript (unofficial) from Indiana University and any other institution of higher learning
- A 600-word essay expanding on your resume, as appropriate, and covering special academic or personal accomplishments, work experience, experiences related to foreign affairs (e.g., study abroad, travel, language fluency), career objectives, or other qualifications. Must be in PDF format.
The DACOR Bacon House Foundation Education Committee will select the fellowship recipient after virtually interviewing three finalists nominated by the Hamilton Lugar School's Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development.
The winner will be announced in April 2021.
About the DACOR Bacon House Foundation
DACOR (Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired) is an organization of foreign affairs professionals. Through a range of programs, DACOR sustains and supports community amongst those who have dedicated their lives to foreign affairs through government and non-governmental work, research and academia, trade and development, and communications and media. The organization provides opportunities for discussion on international relations, foreign policy and current affairs, and also provides networking opportunities to advance the professional and social needs of members.
DACOR's philanthropic arm is the DACOR Bacon House Foundation, which serves as the steward of the historic mansion located just two blocks from the White House. The House has served as an intellectual salon for our nation’s leaders since its earliest days. In addition, the Foundation operates a museum that provides a window into the world of diplomacy and annually awards $250,000 in scholarships and fellowships to students pursuing careers in diplomacy, development and international relations. More information can be found at their website.