Applications are invited for CIA scholarships from high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program and who is looking for an exciting and challenging internship experience. Students will be required to work at an Agency facility during summer breaks and to maintain full-time college status during the school year with a minimum cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA. They should also agree to continue employment with the Agency after college graduation for a period equal to 1.5 times the length of their college sponsorship. Applications for this program are accepted from July 1 – October 15.
Study Subject(s): The studentships are awarded in all subject areas.
Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate.
Scholarship Provider: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), USA
Award can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
-18 years of age by April 1 of your senior year
-1500 SAT (1000 Math & Critical Reading, 500 Writing) or 21 ACT scores or higher (high school students)
-3.0/4.0 scale high school or college GPA or higher
-Financial need as demonstrated by the household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four, and $80,000 for a family of five or more
-If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the household income ceiling is $35,000 or less
-Meet the same employment standards as permanent employees, successfully completing both security and medical processing
-Available to work in the Washington, DC area during your periods of employment
Open for International Students: US citizens can apply for these endowments.
Description: If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, or you are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA’s Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate. The Undergraduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program offers unmatched experience. You’ll complete work sessions during each summer break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Because the Scholar Program is an investment in you, accepting an offer means making a career choice. They ask that you agree to continue employment with the Agency after college graduation for a period equal to 1.5 times the length of your college sponsorship.
What does it cover? Once selected, student will be given an annual salary; a benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, and retirement; and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies. Student will be required to work at an Agency facility during summer breaks and to maintain full-time college status during the school year with a minimum cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA. CIA will pay the cost of transportation between school and the Washington, DC area each summer and provide a housing allowance.
Selection Criteria: The studentships are awarded on the basis of financial need.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: All applicants must provide the following information with their online application or they will not be considered for the program:
-SAT or ACT scores (For high school seniors who are taking the SAT or ACT in the fall, please make note of your test date in the application package. All fall test scores must be sent (postmarked) no later than January 15.)
-Names and ages of all family dependents, and your gross family income for current and previous years.
-A copy of your most current Federal Application for Financial Student Aid Form (FAFSA) or SAR must be submitted upon request.
-A copy of your school transcripts
-Two letters of recommendation
Application Deadline: Applications for this program are accepted from July 1 – October 15.