UCF Intelligence and National Security Scholarship
Applications for Spring 2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Awards are now open!
The IC CAE’s main goal is to prepare students—by enhancing the critical skills and knowledge deemed essential by the Intelligence Community—for careers in national security and intelligence. In these fields, an international perspective is crucial for dealing with the variety of issues & challenges that often arise. For this reason, the IC CAE provides funding for study abroad programs for students who have the goal of working in intelligence and security fields. Scholarships will be available for most semesters.
This competitive scholarship awards up to $4,000 for undergraduate students and graduate research, with a priority for those who have a financial need. This scholarship is interdisciplinary and is open to many courses of study, as long as the course work reflects material that would be beneficial to a future in intelligence and national security. Many skills and areas of expertise are in critical need right now in the national security and intelligence communities. These areas include, but are not limited to:
- Critical Languages (Russian, Chinese, Arabic, etc.)
- Political Science
- Criminal Justice
- Computer Science
- Business Administration
For more ideas on how your academic path could lead to working in the U.S. Intelligence Community, visit IntelligenceCareers.gov.
Please note that due to the ongoing global situation, the circumstances regarding this award could change at any moment. We will continue to offer this award until we hear any hard confirmations from the Study Abroad office regarding Spring 2022 study abroad programs.
Applications for Graduate Spring 2022 are due by Friday, October 22nd, 2022
Applications for Undergraduate Spring 2022 are due by Friday, October 22nd, 2022
Undergraduate Application Requirements
|The IC CAE undergraduate scholarship is open to many different fields and courses of study, but the student’s course work should reflect material that will enhance his or her knowledge and skills in areas that are beneficial to a career in intelligence and national security. Scholarship awards are expected to be up to $4,000 and will be awarded competitively to undergraduate students who are interested in these areas.|
|Requirements||Applicants must provide to ICCAE@ucf.edu:|
|Have a 3.0 overall GPA or higher||A Spring 2022 IC CAE Undergraduate Scholarship Application|
|Be a current degree-seeking undergraduate student at UCF, Seminole State, or Daytona State||A personal statement of no more than 200 words explaining how your study abroad program will enhance your career goals in intelligence and national security|
|Complete the UCF Study Abroad Office's Student Travel Registry (if a UCF student)||A resume or CV|
|Show that they are engaging in course work that is relevant to a future career in intelligence or national security||A letter of recommendation from UCF or state college faculty|
|Be a U.S. citizen|
|Have a minimum stay abroad of four weeks; longer programs preferred|
Graduate Application Requirements
|The IC CAE graduate scholarships are intended for students to conduct field work pertaining to their M.A. thesis or PhD. dissertation. Under some circumstances the funds may be used for other research projects, such as papers for a conference or a journal article submission. Research must be related to topics of interest to intelligence and national security, broadly construed. Scholarships are awarded for amounts of up to $4,000 and will be awarded competitively.|
|Requirements||Applicants must provide to ICCAE@ucf.edu|
|Be a current degree-seeking graduate student at UCF||A Spring 2022 IC CAE Graduate Scholarship Application|
|Show that they are engaging in research work that is relevant to a future career in intelligence or national||A personal statement of no more than 200 words explaining how your study abroad program will enhance your career goals in intelligence and national security|
|Have an interest in, and eligibility for (including US citizenship), a career with one of the 17 US government intelligence community agencies|
|A research proposal of up to 500 words explaining your research and how it is relevant to intelligence and national security|
|Complete the UCF Study Abroad Office's Student Travel Registry||A resume or CV|
|A letter of support from a faculty advisor/supervisor|