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CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Sponsored by: Central Intelligence Agency

Applicants must be high school seniors or college sophomores. High school students must have an SAT score of 1000 or higher or an ACT score of 21 or higher, while all applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, defined as a household income of less than $70,000 for a family of four or $80,000 for a family of five or more. They must meet all criteria for regular CIA employees, including security checks and medical examinations. Applicants must commit to a work experience each summer during college and agree to CIA employment for 1.5 times the length of their CIA-sponsored scholarship.


Application Deadline October 15
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? yes
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $18,000

Contact Information

Central Intelligence Agency
Central Intelligence Agency
Office of Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20505 United States

Phone: 703-482-0623
Fax: 703-482-1739

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