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
The Walter Roberts Endowment (WRE) and the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (IPDGC) is pleased to announce that our $15,000 internship grant has been successfully awarded to five GW students - a sum of $3,000 per student - to support them in their Public Diplomacy internships over summer 2020.
Kevin Lynch and Victoria Makanjuola will be working with IPDGC on two projects: research to compile an annotated bibliography to be used by Public Diplomacy students and faculty; and a series of interviews for the Public Diplomacy Examined (PDx) podcast, recordings with PD academic experts and practitioners.
Other recipients of the grants are Halea Kerr-Layton who will be working on events at Global Ties US; Amy Liu who will be at the Canadian Embassy working on bilateral diplomacy through its media relations office; and Altynai Baibachaeva who will be at Meridian International Center doing work with the Global Connect division, bringing professionals around the globe to drive solutions for global challenges.
WRE and IPDGC wish our GW students well as they embark on their PD experiences this summer.