The Al Ponte Graduate Scholarship Award

Scholarship Description

Mr. Albano F. Ponte is a vital part of AFIO’s “legion of merit,” through active participation and time, talent and funds donated to AFIO programs and development. His generous financial donations make this scholarship possible. Eligibility: Students who are going to graduate school, focusing on International Relations and/or Intelligence, and who are either AFIO members, or children (grandchildren) of AFIO members or of serving Intelligence personnel. Non-AFIO members will be considered, so please apply if that is the only aspect an applicant lacks. Award amount is $1,000.

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].

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award: 1,000

Max Award: 1,000

Deadline: 2022-07-01


Sponsoring Organization Association of Former Intelligence Officers - AFIO
Scholarship Committee 7700 Leesburg Pike Suite 324
Falls Church, VA 22043

Contact Person:

Phone: 703-790-0320

Fax: 703-991-1278