The late Peter W. Jasin, a member and generous supporter of AFIO from the early 1980s, who also served as an officer of one of our chapters, established upon his 2009 death a national AFIO scholarship endowment fund to enhance AFIO’s educational mission to encourage career development and study in the fields of counterterrorism, homeland security, intelligence, counterintelligence and intelligence-related disciplines. In furtherance of those interests, the Jasin Endowment provides awards of $4,000 each to six applicants. Selected scholarship recipients must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student undertaking a course of study at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education, and must show a history of taking courses in intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or national security studies towards the goal of serving in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Applicants should indicate whether they are applying for a graduate or undergraduate award.
For Undergraduates scholarships, applicants must be entering their sophomore or junior year by the summer.
For Graduate scholarships, applications must be submitted no earlier than your senior undergraduate year and no later than your second year of graduate studies.
Evaluation criteria include merit, character, serious of academic commitment, and relevance of your studies to national security interests and career ambitions.
Applications are evaluated by a special AFIO committee. Decisions are final.
Tuition grants will be paid directly to the Bursar/Registrar of the University concerned –under NO circumstances will payments be made directly to awardees.
All applicants must be U.S. citizens. No Scholarship will be awarded to students attending foreign universities or schools not US-accredited, nor to law, med, or business schools [foreign or domestic]; however, students intending to study in schools of engineering, science, technology and/or show extensive foreign language mastery and/or area knowledge in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, German, Hausa and other sub-Saharan African languages, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Kurdish, Mandarin, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu are strongly encouraged to apply. Colleges need to be regionally accredited.
Year of Need: College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: 6
Min Award: 4,000
Max Award: 4,000
Association of Former Intelligence Officers - AFIO
Scholarship Committee 7700 Leesburg Pike Suite 324
Falls Church, VA 22043