Walter Roberts Public Diplomacy Studies Award – OPEN for Submissions

Since 2011, the Walter Robert Endowment has awarded the Walter Roberts Public Diplomacy Studies Award to a graduating student from the Master’s programs at the GW Elliott School of International Affairs, for academic excellence and professional aspirations in public diplomacy. The Award is recognized at the Commencement ceremony of the Elliott School, and offers a $1000 prize to the successful student.

Submissions are NOW being accepted for the PD Studies Award.

Eligibility and application details:

Applicants must be enrolled as full-time second-year students in graduate programs at the Elliott School of International Affairs and have taken a PD class. (Link to PD classes)

Applicants will have to provide:

  1. A resume
  2. A 500-word essay on your goals for pursuing further studies or careers based on your PD courses
  3. A one-paragraph letter of support from a GWU professor

Deadline is Monday, March 2 (9:00AM ET)

All submissions to be sent to with the subject line “PD Studies Award 2020”.