In February 2021, IWP and Baylor University signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a partnership for international affairs education. Baylor University is a private Christian university that, by pursuit of truth, fosters the full development of the soul of all its students.
Under the new agreement, Baylor University students and graduates will automatically be offered $2,200 scholarships per semester, if they are accepted within IWP’s admissions guidelines. In addition, they will remain eligible for additional IWP merit-based scholarships. Baylor students will be granted the opportunity to receive early assurance of admission to IWP if they apply on or after April 30th of their third year of college. Finally, Baylor students will receive priority consideration for IWP’s internship program.
In turn, Baylor will advertise these opportunities to its students and raise awareness of IWP’s programs on campus.
The agreement was coordinated primarily by Tim McCranor (IWP ’12), who currently serves as the Academic Advising and Success Specialist at IWP, and Timothy Burns, Ph.D., the Graduate Program Director at Baylor.
David Clinton, Ph.D., Chair of Political Science at Baylor, commented: “IWP and Baylor are both devoted to the cultivation of the mind and to forming students who will excel in all of their endeavors. IWP’s training in international affairs will nicely complement the liberal education that our political science students obtain at Baylor. We look forward to seeing graduates of our associated programs flourish as leaders in the important work of statecraft and international affairs.”
IWP Vice President for Graduate Recruitment Tim Stebbins commented: “IWP and Baylor University have a mutual commitment to the defense of the American way of life, and our efforts are greatly strengthened by our new partnership. This endeavor will streamline our central mission of educating the next generation of leadership in intelligence, diplomacy, and national security. We very much look forward to welcoming Baylor alumni through our doors and watching them embark on fascinating careers.”