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WID picks Horizons Foundation Scholarships for 2005.

Women In Defense, a national security organization affiliated with NDIA NDIA National Defense Industrial Association
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, recently announced 2005 awards from its Horizons Scholarship.

Awards of $1,500 each were granted to two students--Tessa Zolnikov, of Roundup, Mont., and Sandra Mackay, of Arlington, Va.--said Valerie Schlickbernd, of Camber Corp., in Solomons, Md. She heads WID's scholarship selection committee.

Zolnikov is majoring in political science/international relations with a minor in Russian language Russian language, also called Great Russian, member of the East Slavic group of the Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Slavic languages).  at the University of Montana in Missoula. Mackay is seeking a Ph.D. in bio-defense from George Mason University Named after American revolutionary, patriot and founding father George Mason, the university was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957 and became an independent institution in 1972. , in Fairfax, Va.

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 has made 85 Horizons awards of more than $56,000 to deserving recipients. WID established the Horizons fund to help finance the education of individuals either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who require financial assistance and demonstrate both strong academic credentials and a commitment to a career in national security. Awards are made annually.

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Title Annotation:NDIA NEWS; Women In Defense
Publication:National Defense
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2005
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