Intelligence Scholarships

Scholarship Description

Intelligence Scholarships of $2,250 (undergraduate) and $5,000 (graduate) will be awarded to students enrolled full-time in degree-granting programs in fields directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or homeland security enterprises, and/or foreign languages.*

*Distance-Learning or Online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible.

Applications are requested from qualified sophomore and junior undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled full time in an eligible degree-granting program.  Must be at least second-year student, regardless of academic hours accumulated.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of application in a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Distance-learning programs are eligible.

U.S. citizenship required.

A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.

Candidates must be majoring in a field directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or homeland security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA such as global security and intelligence studies, foreign languages, computer science information technology, or electronic engineering.

These are merit scholarships based on demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and financial need.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below.
PLEASE NOTE: At least two letters of recommendation will be required from field-of-study professors or employers.

Instructions on electronic submission of the Recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately.  Letters will be addressed to:

Mr. Fred H. Rainbow
Vice President and Executive Director
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required. All items must arrive by the deadline date - electronic submission in pdf format preferred.

If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above.

Year of Need: College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 2,250

Max Award: 5,000

Deadline: 2019-11-01


Sponsoring Organization AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899

Contact Person:

Phone: 703-631-6149

Fax: 703-631-4693