Syracuse University – Masters in International Relations and Public Administration
Driven by a desire to become a part of something bigger than himself, Washington joined the U.S. Army and, as an infantryman, spent his enlistment in Jordan where he trained the Jordanian Armed Forces. Understanding the value of education even before becoming a first-generation college graduate, Washington completed his undergraduate degree in economics from Robert Morris University while still in the military. He is currently pursuing a Masters in International Relations and Public Administration and appreciates Syracuse University for its support of veterans and the close-knit veteran community it provides.
“As a student veteran, the SoldierScholar program is a blessing and a lifeline. Due to service-connected injuries, I have a minimum of six medical appointments per month which makes it impractical for me to work full-time while taking on a full course load,” Washington said. “I am so grateful for this scholarship program as it will lighten my financial burden and help me accomplish my academic and career goals.”