Several University of California, San Diego graduate students will receive full financial support over the next few years thanks to a $500,000 gift from the Washington, D.C.-based Robertson Foundation for Government, according to a release.
Established in 2010, the Robertson Foundation invests several million dollars annually to provide funding for scholarships, graduate fellowships, mid-career training programs and other initiatives to address the talent needs of the federal government in the areas of foreign policy, national security and international affairs. It is one of the only private foundations in the country to support students interested in pursuing federal government careers.
Each gift is pledged over four years and covers expenses for students to complete their masterís degree at UCSD’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. As a requirement of the Robertson fellows program, students commit to working for the federal government for at least three of the first five years after graduation.