Association of Former Intelligence Officers/AFIO Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

The type of institution attended is less important than the clarity that the course of study being undertaken leads to a career in the U.S. Intelligence Community. So this covers law enforcement, foreign policy, intelligence analysis, counterterrorism, homeland security, foreign language mastery (Farsi, Tagalog, Pashto, Urdu, Mandarin, Arabic, Hindi, etc. -- not Spanish or French), and related disciplines. Applicants seeking funding for law or medical school are placed in a third tier as a currently overabundant category inessential to current needs of the I.C. which already suffers from too many lawyers. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen studying at a U.S. Institution. Advanced knowledge and corroboration of claims of near-native performance in one of the mission-critical languages mentioned above puts applicants at top of consideration. Applicants going to online-only schools are acceptable but only institutions that are on a nationally accredited list maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Costly, for-profit and non-profit institutions suspected of gaming the college-loan system, and those with no national accreditation or with fake, odd, bogus, or foreign accreditations, are not considered and cause a student application for support to be set aside.


Award Amount $1,000 - $4,000
Number of Awards 10
Application Deadline July 1
Available to Class Level Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students, Postgraduate students
Renewability Not renewable


Minimum GPA Required None specified
Ethnicity/Heritage None specified
Residency None specified
Gender None specified
Religious Affiliation None specified
Location of College None specified
Area of Study American Studies, Aviation/Aerospace, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Computer Science/Data Processing, Foreign Language, History, Law Enforcement/Police Administration, Military and Defense Studies, Natural Sciences, Near and Middle East Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science
Financial Need Financial need analysis is not required


Organization Director, AFIO Scholarship Program
Association of Former Intelligence Officers
Address 7700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 324
City, State, Zip Falls Church, VA 22043
Telephone (703) 790-0320
Web Site Web site
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