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 Information

Award Amount
$1,000 - $4,000
Number of Awards
Application Deadline
July 1
Available to Class Level
None specified
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
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, International Studies, Law Enforcement/Police Administration, Military and Defense Studies, Natural Sciences, Near and Middle East Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

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

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