David and Ruth Albright
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. Albright by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Albright, and the Center for the Study of Global Change and is restricted to majors in the School of Global and International Studies. Dr. Albright received two IU journalism degrees, followed by international relations MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University. He worked in the Vietnam War’s Army intelligence service, the Council on Foreign Relations, the United States Information Agency, and as an Air War College professor of national security. Dr. Albright returned to IUB in the 1990s as senior research associate at the Global Center, where he frequently taught interdisciplinary courses on international security in the 21st century, brought in notable international experts to enrich his students' lives, and mentored individual students into unique international internships, scholarships, graduate degrees, and lives.
The purpose of this scholarship is to honor Dr. Albright's passion for international issues and continue his legacy of mentoring students by annually recognizing a deserving student, who has a major in the School of Global and International Studies and a strong interest in and commitment to international issues.
To be eligible, a student must:
- be officially enrolled at IUB as a full-time undergraduate student (minimum 12 credit hours) with a major in the School of Global and International Studies
- have a minimum GPA of 3.500 in your major at the time of the application
- be eligible to graduate in May or August 2018
- have a demonstrated record of "international passion and commitment" (see description of Personal Statement below)
- maintain full-time enrollment (minimum 12 credit hours) at IUB in SGIS or in an IU-administered or IU-co-sponsored overseas study program for the 2017-2018 academic year
For consideration, all materials must be submitted electronically to by 11:59:59 pm on Friday, March 3, 2017: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application forms can be found at the School of Global & International Studies Scholarship webpage.
Application packet must include:
- Signed application form
- Maximum 2 pages
- Include your name, but not your Social Security Number
- Should include experiences relevant to international studies including (but not limited to) education, research, employment, volunteering, and presentations/publications.
- For help crafting a résumé: http://cdc.indiana.edu/doc/writing-resume.pdf
- Personal Statement of International Passion and Commitment of 400-500 words
- Explain why you are passionate about and committed to studying the “International.” In your statement, you may refer to past, current, and future activities, ideas, studies, research, goals, etc., that involve understanding the world in all its complexity.
- Word or PDF document; include your name
- Pdf copy of Indiana University unofficial transcripts
- Two (2), and only two, Letters of Recommendation
- At least one letter of recommendation should be from an SGIS faculty member (not a graduate student Associate Instructor/AI) who is familiar with your work, activities, and goals.
- Please fill out and provide each of your recommenders with a PDF copy of the Recommender Form for Scholarship Competitions.
- Letters must be received by 11:59:59 pm on Friday, March 3, 2017. Letter of recommendation forms are submitted electronically to email@example.com, Subject: Albright Scholarship Competition.
The School of Global and International Studies with input from the Global Center will make one (1) annual award of $1,000. The student recipient will be awarded the David E. Albright Memorial Scholarship at the annual SGIS Scholarship and Awards event in April 2017 to which Mrs. Ruth Albright will be invited. The recipient must also write a letter of thanks to Mrs. Albright. This award may be combined with most other IU scholarships.
For more information, please contact:
Olga Kalentzidou, SGIS Director of Academic Initiatives & Experiential Learning