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Dickinson and USAWC Cooperative scholarship

USAWC Scholarship Information

What is the cooperative scholarship?
It is an agreement between Dickinson College and the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) that provides educational benefits to International Fellows' adult dependents. Qualified dependents may apply as nondegree students and take one class per semester with no tuition charge (other fees may apply).
What kinds of courses are offered?
Dickinson College offers academic courses in a variety of disciplines. Dickinson College does not offer casual courses or ESL (English as a second language) training.
What is expected of scholarship recipients?
  • Courses are challenging and often require class participation, extensive reading assignments and essay writing. Scholarship recipients are expected to successfully complete their course, whether the course is being audited or taken for credit. 
  • To remain eligible for the scholarship for a second semester, the student must attend classes regularly and receive a passing grade. Students are responsible for checking their Dickinson email and Gateway account for important course information and College updates.
  • Scholarship recipients are also expected to follow Dickinson community standards for academic and social conduct.
What do I need to know before applying for the scholarship?
First, it is important to understand that classes are kept to a small size and that Dickinson College must prioritize full-time students' course registration as they are work toward their degree. USAWC scholarship recipients are part-time students and need to be flexible as they select one course, since their top choice cannot be guaranteed.
How do I apply?
  • Get comprehensive information and the aplication timeline from USAWC liaison.
  • Submit the application before the deadline. 
  • Attend the mandatory orientation prior to receive course registration information. 

What happens after I submit an application?
After we process your application, you will be invited to a Dickinson College orientation, which you must attend. All details of the scholarship program will be covered during orientation.

What does the college offer if I do not qualify for the scholarship program?
  • Community members may apply as “Continuing Education” students. Contact the Registrar’s Office at for information about the application process and the cost of tuition.
  • If you are not interested in taking courses, the college offers lectures, art exhibits, and events throughout the year that are open to community members. Find event information on Dickinson's college website.
What academic supporting services are available for International Fellows and scholarship recipients?
The scholarship and institutional partnership with the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) includes a multilingual-tutoring program. Dickinson students work with International Fellow Officers and scholarship recipients to promote language learning and cultural exchange. For more information and to schedule an appointment, see: