National Intelligence Community and National Security College Scholarship for Women

Overview

In 2022, the National Security College will offer a number of scholarships as part of an award known as the National Intelligence Community and National Security College Scholarship for Women). 

The objectives of the scholarship are to foster the talent of Australian women with diverse backgrounds and skillsets who are interested in national security and pursuing a career in the national intelligence community, to showcase the College's programs for high achievers, and to provide an opportunity to standout women who may otherwise be unable to undertake a Master of National Security Policy degree. 

Funding for this scholarship has been generously provided by the following National Intelligence Community organisations: the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO), Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO), Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) and the Office of National Intelligence (ONI).

Field of study

National security policy

Eligibility

The Award is available each year to a prospective ANU student who: 

  • is an Australian citizen; and 
  • has completed a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0 or above; and 
  • identifies as female; and 
  • has received an offer for the Master of National Security Policy degree program; and 
  • at the time of application, is not a member of the Australian Public Service (APS); has not accepted a place in an APS graduate program; and is not employed under any other legislative provision related to employment in the national Intelligence Community (for example the ASIO Act or the Intelligence Services Act); and 
  • at the time of application, is not a member of the Australian Defence Force, Australian Federal Police or State/Territory police force.

Benefits

The scholarship provides tuition fee sponsorship for the duration of the eligible study program.
Recipients are responsible for the costs of books, study materials, accommodation and all other costs of study not covered by the scholarship

How to apply

Application documentation can be submitted either as part of the application for admission to the degree of Master of National Security Policy, or separately via email to the Senior Student Engagement Coordinator at crawford.degrees@anu.edu.au

The application is submitted as: 

  • a statement of claims of no more than 500 words; and
  • a current Curriculum Vitae of no more than three pages; and 
  • two (2) academic or professional written references. The references must be "closed envelope" references sent directly from the referee to the Senior Student Engagement Coordinator, at crawford.degrees@anu.edu.au

The statement of claims should address the following questions:

  1. What are your reasons for undertaking the Master of National Security Policy?
  2. What are your long-term objectives and how will the degree help you achieve them?
  3. How do your circumstances align with the selection criteria listed in the conditions of award?