UCF Intelligence and National Security Scholarship

 

Applications for Summer 2020 Undergraduate 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
  • Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Communication

For more ideas on how your academic path could lead to working in the U.S. Intelligence Community, visit IntelligenceCareers.gov.

Applications for Graduate Summer 2020 are due by Friday, March 20th, 2020

Applications for Undergraduate Fall 2020 are due by Friday, May 22nd, 2020


Undergraduate Application Requirements

Undergraduate Scholarship
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.
RequirementsApplicants must provide to ICCAE@ucf.edu:
Have a 3.0 overall GPA or higherA Fall 2020 IC CAE Undergraduate Scholarship Application
Be a current degree-seeking undergraduate student at UCFA 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 RegistryA resume or CV
Show that they are engaging in course work that is relevant to a future career in intelligence or national securityA 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

Graduate Scholarship
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.
RequirementsApplicants must provide to ICCAE@ucf.edu
Be a current degree-seeking graduate student at UCF A Summer 2020 IC CAE Undergraduate 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
security
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 RegistryA resume or CV
A letter of support from a faculty advisor/supervisor

Email completed application and required documents to ICCAE@ucf.edu.
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