IWP is proud to announce that two incoming students, Helen Lamn and Isaac Brocato, have been awarded The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Woś Family Foundation Scholarship.
Thanks to a $1 million grant made possible by the extraordinary generosity of Louis DeJoy and Aldona Woś, an average of $100,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded each year for ten years. The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Woś Family Foundation Scholarship provides up to full tuition per semester for recent college graduates who demonstrate significant academic, professional, or personal achievement, as well as a history of leadership, and an overall potential to succeed in IWP's rigorous course of study.
Helen and Isaac are the first recipients of this special scholarship.
Helen is from South Carolina and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wofford College with a B.A. in Chinese and History in 2017. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and a recipient of the National Security Education Program's David L. Boren scholarship. Outside of academic pursuits, Helen enjoys participating in D.C.'s active arts community.
Due to her outstanding achievements and the generosity of the DeJoy-Woś family, Helen has received $25,000 to pursue an M.A. in Strategic Intelligence Studies. On her selection for the scholarship, she said, "I am sincerely grateful for the opportunity to study at IWP. Mr. DeJoy and Ambassador Woś' generous gift makes it all possible, and I look forward to making them proud over the next two years."
After her time at IWP, Helen hopes to pursue a career in politics.
Isaac is from Houston, Texas and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Biblical Languages from Houston Baptist University in 2016. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. Isaac was named Mr. HBU, the highest award given at HBU in recognition of high academic standing, leadership ability, and participation in campus life. He also received the President's award for effective support of the best interest of Houston Baptist University. Isaac is an Eagle Scout, representative of his dedication to leadership and service to his community. He has recently returned from a three month mission to Kenya, where he worked to address issues such as education and drug and alcohol addiction.
Isaac's demonstrated commitment to leadership and community engagement has earned him $50,000 to pursue an M.A. in Statecraft and International Affairs. To the DeJoy-Woś family he says, "I by no means take your gift lightly, and I hope to be a shining legacy of your donation."
He plans to use his IWP education to pursue a career as a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department.