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IWP and Assumption College partner on national security and international affairs education

The Institute of World Politics and Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts have recently signed a partnership agreement that will benefit graduates of Assumption who choose to pursue graduate studies at IWP.

IWP will grant a $2,200 guaranteed scholarship per semester to graduates of Assumption College who are accepted within IWP admissions guidelines. In addition, if Assumption students apply on or after April 30 of their Junior year and are admitted to IWP, they will receive early assurance contingent upon graduation from Assumption. Additional merit-based scholarships are available for Assumption graduates. These benefits also apply to Assumption alumni who are interested in applying to IWP.

Additionally, Assumption students have the option of participating in IWP’s internship program, in which interns do research with IWP faculty members on topics surrounding national security, international affairs, and intelligence.

Greg Weiner, Ph.D., provost and academic vice president of Assumption College, commented: “IWP’s mission is aligned with Assumption in that it is dedicated to the pursuit of ideas and to preparing students to become effective leaders in a chosen field. The unique curriculum will allow our students to complement their liberal arts education with specialized, in-depth training in the fields of international affairs. Upon graduation, they will be equipped to make a difference in fields that are of great importance to our country.”

Assumption College is a private, Catholic liberal arts college that strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship, and compassionate service. Assumption notes that its curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. To prepare for the workforce, Assumption students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills.

Danielle Shover, Director of Graduate Recruitment at IWP, who helped facilitate the creation of this partnership, commented: “Assumption’s strong emphasis on thoughtful citizenship creates a natural affinity with IWP’s mission to educate moral leaders who can think strategically. IWP recognizes that Assumption students are intellectually prepared to continue the pursuit of truth and reason, both in the graduate programs at IWP, and within the fields of diplomacy, policy, national security, and statecraft. We are thrilled to embark on this partnership and to welcome more Assumption students and alumni into the IWP community.”

IWP maintains several other similar partnerships, including with the Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy, Elon University, Liberty University, Mercyhurst University, Patrick Henry College, Point Park University, University of Dallas, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Utah Valley University, Villanova University, GAP Solutions, and the State Department.

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