CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Award:

Tuition assistance up to $25,000 per calendar year, internship opportunities, and full-time work upon college graduation

Eligibility:
  • 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 by September 15, 2023
  • 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 two 90-day tours in the Washington, DC area prior to graduation, and willingness to work at the CIA full-time after graduation
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Scholarship Details:

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs-based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. An initiative where you will be exposed to intelligence challenges while performing meaningful work that relates to your college major. 

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

Because CIA invests in scholarship recipients, accepting an offer means continued employment with the Agency for a specified timeframe. As well as the program benefits below:

Program Benefits:

  • Tuition assistance up to $18,000 per calendar year, STEM field positions receive tuition 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
  • Child care center
  • Credit Union

Desired Qualifications:

  • Academic excellence in core subjects relating to college major or desired major
  • Relevant practical or job experience in your field of interest
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Genuine interest in contributing to CIA’s mission
  • Proficiency in a foreign language. Languages of interest are listed on our Foreign Language page here.

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: Undergraduate Scholarship Program - CIA

Application Opens: March 1, 2024
Closing Date: June 30, 2024 by 11:59PM (EST)

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