Rocky Mountain Chapter Women in Defense (WID)
Regional Scholarship Announcement
PO Box 21
Monument, CO 80132
Web site

The Women in Defense is a National organization that focuses on support and professional growth of women in the Defense communities. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Women In Defense (WID) provides local networking opportunities, professional development, mentoring and scholarships.

Rocky Mountain Chapter WID Regional Scholarship Program

The Chapter plans to award two $1,000 scholarships in the Spring of 2015 for the 2015/2016 school year. (The $1000 Scholarship will be distributed $500 each for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Semesters.) Scholarship applications are due by April 30th with winners announced by June 15th.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered.

  1. High school senior, undergraduate college student, or graduate college student
  2. Accepted or enrolled in an accredited university or college pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math disciplines
  3. Demonstrate leadership potential in science, engineering, or math
  4. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for high school seniors, 3.0 for college students
  5. Be a woman
  6. Reside in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area (includes Pueblo, Denver, Woodland Park and surrounding communities)
  7. Be a citizen of the United States

Selection Criteria

Awards will be based on eligibility requirements stated above in addition to consideration of the following areas:

  1. Employment (3 points) – is the student employed, is the job relevant to the degree, number of hours worked compared with school load
  2. Awards and Honors (3 points) – type of awards and honors
  3. Activities (3 points) – relevance of extracurricular, professional, and community activities
  4. Essay (5 points) – how the applicant demonstrates leadership potential in science, engineering, and business disciplines
  5. Academic Ability (3 points) – level and relevancy of classes being taken and associated grades
  6. Letters of Recommendation (3 points) – recommendations based on accomplishments and career goals

The scholarship committee consists of the WID President, the WID Scholarship Director, a representative from industry, and a representative from the Military. The application areas will be scored and then the scholarship committee will compare results and make the final determinations. Awards will be made without regard to race, creed, color, or religion. WID Regional Rocky Mountain Chapter reserves the right to revise, suspend, or discontinue this program without notice.

Fields of Study

The following fields of study are preferred for awarding scholarships: science, computer science, physics, engineering, mathematics, and homeland security. Other disciplines will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security and defense.

Deadline, Application, Notification

Applicants should submit their application packages (application, essay, recommendations, transcripts) by regular mail to:

Rocky Mountain Chapter Women in Defense (WID)
Regional Scholarship Application
c/o Amily Beidelman-Almy
PO Box 21
Monument, CO 80132

Applicant is responsible for ensuring application package is complete and postmarked no later than 30 April 2015.

The application, which contains detailed instructions, may be downloaded from the Rocky Mountain Chapter WID website

If you have questions regarding the application process, you may contact the Scholarship Committee Director:

Amily Beidelman-Almy,

Only applicants selected to receive a WID Rocky Mountain Chapter scholarship will be notified of the scholarship awards. Scholarship winners will be announced by 15 June 2015. In addition, scholarship winners will be posted on the chapter website. Checks will be payable to the accredited college or university.