About the Scholarship

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs-based initiative program that offers U.G students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. The recipient of this award must attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the Agency.  Eligible applicants must meet the same employment standards as permanent CIA employees and successfully complete both security and medical processing.

To be considered suitable for CIA employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing. Recipients are required to work at a CIA facility during summer breaks. The CIA will pay the cost of transportation between school and Washington, D.C. each summer as well as a housing allowance. Recipients are also asked to continue employment with the CIA after college graduation for a period equal to 1.5 times the length of their college sponsorship.

How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • To apply for this award, students must create a login and submit an online resume.

  • Qualified applicants will be contacted after submitting their resumes and asked to provide SAT/ACT scores to determine their academic eligibility.

  • The applicants must submit a copy of school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a Scholarship Program Application, and a Qualification Supplement. The student should note that a copy of his/her most current FAFSA form or SAR (Student Aid Report) must be submitted upon request.

  • The FAFSA is available online as well as in a high school guidance office, and at college financial aid offices, the SAR is generated by filing the FAFSA.

  • All applicants must also successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and an extensive background investigation.

Award Amount and Deadline:

The scholarship award amounts to $18000 available to many applicants per academic year.

The deadline date for this scholarship is on 31st July 2019. Hence all applicants must submit the official transcripts on or before the given deadline date.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

  • The applicant must be 18 years of age at the time of application.

  • The applicant must belong to a family with an annual income of around $70,000 to $80,000.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • The applicant must have scored 1500 in the SAT and 21 in the ACT.

  • The applicant must be willing to work in CIA full-time after post-graduation. 

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