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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) STOKES Scholarship
Close Date: Friday, June 30, 2023 Award: Tuition assistance, internship opportunities, and full-time work upon college graduation
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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.

Scholarship Award:

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. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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

Program Benefits:

  • 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

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.

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Deadline to apply: June 30, 2023