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Central Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Central Intelligence Agency

Attn: Human Resource Management

Recruitment and Retention Center, 4B14-034 DD1

Washington, DC 20505

(703) 371-2107


To provide financial aid and work experience to high school seniors and college sophomores, especially minorities and people with disabilities, who are interested in working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after graduation from college.


This program is open to U.S. citizens who are either high school seniors or college sophomores. Seniors must be at least 18 years of age by April of the year they apply and have minimum scores of 1000 on the critical reading and mathematics SAT or 21 on the ACT. College sophomores must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need (household income of $70,000 or less for a family of 4 or $80,000 or less for a family of 5 or more) and be able to meet the same employment standards as permanent employees of the CIA. This program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but it is open to all students who meet the requirements.

Financial Data:

Scholars are provided a salary and up to $18,000 per year for tuition, fees, books, and supplies. They must agree to continue employment with the CIA after college graduation for a period of 1.5 times the length of their college support.


1 year; may be renewed if the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher and full-time enrollment in a 4- or 5-year college program.

Additional Information:

Scholars work each summer at a CIA facility. In addition to a salary, they receive the cost of transportation between school and the Washington, D.C. area and a housing allowance.

Number Awarded:

Varies each year.


October of each year.