Walter Roberts Endowment support for GC Students
The Walter Roberts Endowment, through IPDGC, has been consistent in supporting and recognizing GWU students of public diplomacy.
Public Diplomacy Studies Award
Since 2011, the Walter Robert Endowment (WRE) has recognized a second-year GWU student in the Global Communication M.A. program for academic excellence in public diplomacy studies.
The student will receive $1000 for their academic excellence in Public Diplomacy studies while at George Washington University.
Applicants for the award must be enrolled as full-time second-year students in the Global Communication M.A. program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. They are also asked to provide:
- A resume
- A 500-word essay on their goals for pursuing further studies or careers based on their PD courses
- A one-paragraph letter of support from a professor
Dates for submission will be announced in early March 2020.
The Global Communication program at GW was instrumental in equipping me with the context necessary to be a successful public diplomacy practitioner in the Foreign Service. The research I conducted there on the framing powers of media, the use of online engagement tools in public diplomacy, and a host of other topics has helped me to make substantive contributions to embassy outreach strategy during diplomatic tours in India and Japan, and will serve me well through the rest of my career. The Walter R. Roberts Award itself not only supported my study at GWU but also encouraged me to pursue a public diplomacy and public service career path.
Other Walter Roberts News for Students
In the latest PDx episode, SMPA graduate student Victoria Makanjuola talks to Paul Lachelier, founder and director of Washington, DC-based non-profit lab Learning Life. Through programs such as International Mentoring and Family Diplomacy Initiative, Learning Life hopes to get people and their families more involved in diplomacy and learning about the world.
More on the podcast on the importance of Citizen Diplomacy: go HERE