The John A. Lee Memorial Scholarship
Dr. John Lee, an American born in Minnesota, spent years teaching in France, and was a founder of the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in 1994 and its President until he passed away in 2000.
Dr. Lee believed in teaching international relations in a new way, bringing together humanistic and global concerns. An inspirational teacher, his legacy to the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy includes the school's particular focus on the development of the individual student. It is in his memory that this scholarship is awarded.
The scholarship is granted for one academic year. It ranges from € 1,000 to € 10,000; in some exceptional cases, the scholarship covering the full cost of tuition may be granted.
The scholarship may be renewed for a second year depending on the student's financial situation and academic performance at AGS.
The John A. Lee Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students of high academic merit who apply to any of the degree programs at AGS (M.A in International Relations and Diplomacy, International MBA, Ph.D.) and are in need of financial help.
Between equally excellent candidates, the Scholarship Committee will favor those who cannot benefit from other forms of student aid.
How to apply
If you wish to be considered for the John A. Lee Memorial scholarship, you must send your scholarship application along with your application to the program of your choice. Please indicate your interest in a scholarship on the application form (by checking "other" under financial aid section on page 3) and attach a letter explaining how you plan to finance your studies and what your financial needs are (please be as detailed as possible: student loans, personal savings, third-party help, etc.). Note that no specific format is required for this document.
The Scholarship Committee will reply within four weeks of receipt of your application.
Stefan De Las Trinidad and Tobago
AGS brought me closer to the world, and to those multinational perspectives that always tended to evade a simple islander. My own ideals were tested and defended on a daily basis, as I was challenged by almost everyone, from German, Russian and Ghanaian classmates to Ambassadors and professors, who have time and again embraced the practical and academic realms of life. Paris' hard-knock life style, AGS' academic structure and my own drive to succeed have definitely provided me with the foundation to give working life the pursuit it deserves.