Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) STOKES Scholarship
Tuition assistance, internship opportunities, and full-time work upon college graduation
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Must be a U.S. citizen birth or naturalization
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application
- Eligibility is based on a maximum yearly household income of $120,000 or $50,000 if independent.
- Acceptance to a 4-year college/university (if in high school) OR acceptance to a graduate school (if a college senior)
- Availability to work at least one 90-day summer tour in the Washington, DC area prior to graduation, and willingness to work at the CIA full-time after graduation
Students must go through CIA medical and security process. Interested in CIA scholarship programs? The Agency accepts applications from March 1 – June 30 for the summer of the following year.
For additional information and to apply, visit: www.cia.gov/careers/student-programs/
CIA’s Stokes Scholarship Program was named in honor of the first African American congressman from Ohio, the Honorable Louis Stokes, who played a pivotal role in the quest for civil rights, equality, and social and economic justice. The program’s objective is to assist talented students with a financial need in studying mission-critical skills at the collegiate level, while also contributing to the CIA’s overall hiring goals.
The CIA’s Stokes Scholarship is a competitive, financial need based program. The CIA offers financial needs-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to a year-round salary, scholarship recipients will get up to $25,000 in tuition assistance per calendar year.
- Tuition assistance up to $25,000 per calendar year
- Daily allowance for meals and incidentals during summer work tours
- Reimbursement for transportation costs between school and Washington, DC
- Competitive Annual Salary
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Federal Retirement Plans
- Paid time off, as well as sick and holiday leave
- Access to the Student Housing Program