Senator Richard B. Stone Public Policy Scholarship

The Scholarship honors the work and career of Senator Richard B. Stone. Stone served in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1975. During that time he was a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. He supported the Panama Canal Torrijos-Carter Treaties, led efforts to secure congressional aid for Israel, and served as advisor during the 1978 Camp David Peace Treaty. After his time in the Senate, Stone was appointed by President Reagan as a Special Envoy in Central America. In 1991 he was nominated and confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark under President George H. W. Bush and served through the beginning of President Bill Clinton’s first year in office. In addition to serving as United States Senator and Ambassador, Stone was a member of the Florida Senate (48th District) from 1967-1970 and the 16th Florida Secretary of State from 1971 to 1974. Richard Stone lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland where he and his late wife Marlene lived for many years.

It is expected that the student fulfill all of the Master of Arts in Global Affairs requirements. In the fourth semester of the program, the Stone Scholar may be asked to meet with the donor and draft a personal account of how the funds assisted throughout the program.

  • Spring 2024

Criteria for Applying
1. Preference will be given to Miami-Dade County Residents
2. Students must be admitted into the MA in Global Affairs program
3. Applicants must be interested in policy and pursuing a policy career
4. 3.75 minimum incoming UG 60 GPA while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 throughout the program to continue to receive scholarship through the 4th semester in the program.
5. Resume
6. Essay (“In no more than two pages describe your interest and/or experience in policy and plans for a policy-related career”)
7. Students must be U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents or International students on an F1 visa to be eligible for FIU based awards

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a two page essay describing your interest and/or experience in policy and plans for a policy-related career.
  2. Please upload your current resume.