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CIA Scholarships

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (STOKES) PROGRAM (Includes Annual Salary, Tuition Assistance, and Employee Benefits)

BENEFITS:  Up to $18,000 per year for tuition, books, and mandatory fees.  PLUS Annual salary.  PLUS employee benefits (medical insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, etc)

ACADEMIC CRITERIA:  Full-time Graduate and Doctoral level students taking at least 9 credit hours per semester.  Minimum GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

FINANCIAL CRITERIA:  DEPENDENT STUDENTS--If listed as a dependent for at least 5 months of previous tax year, the maximum annual income for a family of 4 or less is $70,000 and for a family of 5 or more the maximum annual income is $80,000.  INDEPENDENT STUDENTS--Household income of $35,000 or less.

AVAILABILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT:  Scholars must be available to work 60 to 90 days in the Washington, D.C., area each year of sponsorship.  Additionally, scholars must have at least one year of full-time courses remaining after the 60 to 90-day employment period.

SERVICE OBLIGATION:  Because we are making an investment in the student, accepting an offer means that upon graduation scholars are required to work for the CIA for 1.5 years for every year of sponsorship.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  At least 12 months before applicant’s desired start date. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO APPLY:  Visit www.cia.gov.

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (STOKES) PROGRAM (Includes Annual Salary, Tuition Assistance, and Employee Benefits)

BENEFITS:  Up to $18,000 per year for tuition, books, and mandatory fees.   PLUS Annual salary.  PLUS Employee benefits (medical insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, etc)

ACADEMIC CRITERIA:  High school seniors, college freshmen, and college sophomores who have and maintain a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale GPA are eligible.  High school students must also have an ACT score of at least 21 or a combined SAT score of at least 1500 (1000 math and critical thinking and 500 written).

FINANCIAL CRITERIA:  Maximum annual income for a family of 4 or less is $70,000 and for a family of 5 or more the maximum annual income is $80,000.

AVAILABILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT:  Scholars must be available to work 60 to 90 days in the Washington, D.C., area each year of sponsorship.

SERVICE OBLIGATION:  Because we are making an investment in the student, accepting an offer means that upon graduation scholars are required to work for the CIA for 1.5 years for every year of sponsorship.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  For high school seniors, 15 October of senior year.   Additionally, high school applicants must be age 18 by April 1st of their senior year.  For college applicants, applications are accepted year round and should be submitted at least 12 months before applicant’s desired start date.

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO APPLY:  Visit www.cia.gov.

PAID INTERNSHIPS

CIA also offers paid internships to full-time undergraduate and graduate students (including doctoral candidates).

NO SERVICE OBLIGATION is required.  This is the opportunity for students to do something extraordinary using their educational backgrounds, work experiences and skill sets to contribute to the unique mission of the Agency.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  At least 12 months before applicant’s desired start date.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO APPLY:  Visit www.cia.gov.

Sharon C

Multi-Disciplinary Recruiter

West Region

Central Intelligence Agency

800-379-0793

www.cia.gov